Reliance Communications taps iBasis to connect to IP eXchange network

Telecom Lead India: Indian mobile service provider
Reliance Communications will connect to iBasis’ IP eXchange (IPX) network.

IPX offers an alternative to the public Internet,
offering flexibility and efficiency of IP with the security and reliable
quality associated with traditional TDM networks.

Reliance will benefit as it is keen to transition to IP to
improve quality, capture efficiencies and support new services, such as voice
over LTE, IP videoconferencing, and HD voice.

“We have always believed in taking bold steps to
offer innovative and first-of-its-kind services to our customers, and our
partnership with iBasis to leverage their extensive IP expertise and IPX
network is yet another step in that direction,” said Punit Garg,
president, Reliance Communications.

“With the forthcoming advent of LTE and other
innovations in the country, we are confident that IPX will be an important
component that will enable us to support and deliver the next generation of
high quality voice and exciting new data services and provide a unique
experience to our subscribers,” Garg added.

The iBasis IPX is a secure, managed IP interconnection
service based on GSMA specifications. It provides a reliable network for the
company’s voice and mobile data services and a robust, interoperable platform
for innovative IP-based services in the future.

“IPX is also essential for LTE Roaming and will
accelerate the development and growth of exciting new services such as HD Voice
and IP videoconferencing. The iBasis IPX provides the security, scalability and
guaranteed quality necessary to be a robust innovation platform for a new generation
of services,” Willem Offerhaus, iBasis CEO.

Reliance Communications has over 158 million customers,
including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers. Reliance
Communications’ corporate clientele includes 35,000 Indian and multinational
corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s
largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over
285,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle
East and the Asia Pacific region.

iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators,
KPN Mobile, E-Plus, and BASE, and more than 1,000 other providers, including
Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom, Skype, TDC, Telecom Italia, and

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