Telecom Lead Asia: Sybase 365, mobile services division of SAP, announced that Philippine’s mobile player Globe Telecom has launched its LTE roaming service with China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK).
Sybase 365, which offers LTE Roaming on its Sybase IPX 365 (IP Exchange) network, is Globe Telecom’s partner to rollout its LTE Roaming connectivity globally.
“As more LTE networks are launched, the need for interoperability between mobile services is becoming an increasingly critical requirement, both by businesses and subscribers,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, group head for International Business, Globe Telecom.
“We are excited to kick-off our commercial LTE roaming services via the Sybase IPX 365 network. Globe is leveraging the Sybase IPX 365 capability to run multiple international services across the one IP connection, thereby providing services and solutions that give our subscribers a more enriched mobile experience,” Maniego-Eala added.
Utilizing Sybase 365 Diameter Hubbing for LTE Roaming, 4G operators offer connectivity to their LTE subscribers who roam to other compatible LTE networks. It allows the subscriber to enjoy a consistently fast user experience, as if at home in the Globe network.
“Interoperability and roaming are key enablers for the rapid growth and adoption of LTE,” said Sean Lee, director and chief executive officer, China Mobile Hong Kong.
According to Informa Telecoms & Media, there are currently 22 in service LTE networks in the Asia Pacific region. By end-2013, Informa expects a further 15 networks to launch, taking the total in service networks to 37.
“Enabling the launch of Globe Telecom’s first commercial LTE roaming service underscores our commitment to providing mobile operators with reliable, best-in-class IPX solutions, that create value for subscribers,” said Matthew Tonkin, Global Head IPX, Sybase 365.