Telecom Lead Asia: Seven Tier 1 mobile service providers around the globe are conducting LTE roaming trials with Syniverse.
In the first phase of trials, data services are being tested, and more advanced services such as LTE voice, video and messaging will be tested in subsequent phases.
Based on the success of the roaming trials, Syniverse said the company is expecting rapid roll out of 4G services across the globe.
LTE roaming is a complex challenge for telecom operators. LTE / 4G roaming requires testing, resolving and ensuring the quality of roaming processes such as Diameter signaling, clearing and settlement, and customer-experience protection between one LTE network and another LTE network. Another issue is ensuring that fallback from an LTE network to a 2G or 3G network is addressed properly.
“Syniverse is the first to offer a single-solution testing and interconnection environment to ensure a seamless, comprehensive trial process,” said Jeff Gordon, president and CEO, Syniverse.
“With our breadth of LTE-ready services, providers can integrate the testing of all of their services through a single source, instead of managing separate processes for areas like messaging, customer care, and clearing and settlement. Plus, our 25 years of mobile roaming experience give us insight into the potential unknowns that come with interoperability and interworking between new technologies,” Gordon added.
Syniverse’s testing environment is powered by its LTE solution portfolio, which gives operators access to full LTE interoperability and interworking required for 4G voice and data roaming.
At the core of the LTE solution portfolio is the Syniverse IPX Network. Through this single connection, which currently connects nearly 100 mobile service providers worldwide, customers gain immediate access to Syniverse’s suite of 4G solutions, including Diameter and Session Initiation Protocol signaling, clearing and settlement, customer-experience protection, and video and messaging support.