SAP powers Mobitel to offer better 3G, LTE roaming experience to customers

Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel has selected IPX services from SAP Mobile Services to offer better 3G and 4G-LTE roaming experience to customers.

The agreement enables Mobitel, a leading telecom service provider in Sri Lanka, to interconnect with other mobile service providers around the world to better roaming experience over the IPX network from SAP. Mobitel chose SAP Mobile Services due to its growing base of LTE operators.

Nalin Perera, senior general manager of Marketing, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, said that with the advent of 3G and 4G-LTE services, there has been an exponential growth in the volume of data being consumed over mobile networks.

The South Asian market will benefit from SAP’s community of operators, enabling mobile operators such as Mobitel to expand their international reach as soon as they become part of the company’s global LTE roaming community.

Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel

Matthew Tonkin, vice president, IPX, SAP Mobile Services, said Sri Lanka’s telecom industry is one of the more evolved in the region, offering 4G-LTE services ahead of its regional peers.

Mobitel’s coverage spans the entire island, with international roaming available in more than 400 networks worldwide and a customer base exceeding 4 million.

SAP Mobile Services processes 1.8 billion messages per day, reaching more than 990 operators and 6.1 billion subscribers across 210 countries.

Meanwhile, SAP announced a new cloud-based service that aims to simplify interconnecting rich communication services (RCS), such as instant messaging, video and file sharing, for mobile operators.

SAP Mobile Services is the first to announce a standards-compliant IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for IP-based services, including RCS and Voice over LTE (VoLTE), intended to allow consumers to communicate beyond traditional voice and messaging services across any device, network and geography.

“The combination of IPX and RCS allows consumers to freely communicate and collaborate via the latest innovations surrounding instant messaging, video and file sharing,” said Steve Heap, CTO, Hot Telecom.

The forthcoming IMS hub from SAP Mobile Services is intended to be the latest cloud-based service hub running over the SAP IPX 365 mobile service, along with the SAP Rich Communication Services 365 (SAP RCS 365) mobile service.

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