Foreign mobile users attending events have seamless roaming available
Tata Communications announced that they are bringing prepaid roaming to the 2008 Beijing Olympics with its Intelligent CAMEL eXchange (ICX), a service that significantly reduces the time and cost of implementing international prepaid roaming relationships between mobile network operators.
Four of the world’s largest mobile network operators will team up with one of China’s largest mobile phone operators, to pioneer roaming to the Beijing Olympic Games using Tata Communications’ wholesale, feature-rich service. The service will allow the Chinese carrier to offer inbound prepaid roaming for its roaming partners seamlessly, in time for the Olympic Games in Beijing. Tata Communications Intelligent CAMEL eXchange was chosen in response to the challenges created by the complexity of its network and the need to deliver support to major roaming partners in time for the Olympic Games.
The service allows the Chinese carrier to offer inbound prepaid roaming for its roaming partners in time for the Olympic Games. Market conditions for roaming in developing markets are highly complex, with challenges such as the use of multiple equipment manufacturers, vast land mass and more than one area, and language barriers. Tata Communications has demonstrated a quick and simple implementation offering with plug and play functionality to allow operators to grow prepaid roaming beginning with Beijing.
Tata Communications’ Intelligent CAMEL eXchange allows operators to expand their CAMEL reach further and faster by offering normalization, intelligent signaling as well as remote testing. With real-time normalization of CAMEL messaging on Tata Communications’ hosted ICX infrastructure, technical incompatibilities between networks, such as multiple phases of CAMEL, are quickly resolved.
“Operators have a strong appetite these days for extending the reach of their CAMEL connectivity, allowing them both to expand the coverage of their international prepaid roaming service and to reap the advantages of CAMEL-based postpaid roaming. Market response to Intelligent CAMEL eXchange is strong” said Allan Chan, Executive Vice President, Mobility Services for Tata Communications. “For Intelligent CAMEL eXchange, Beijing is the start of things to come. Close to twenty mobile network operators worldwide are currently testing ICX and turning to TATA Communications to expand their CAMEL roaming footprint.”
In addition, ICX also supports Virtual Home Environment (VHE) capabilities, thereby increasing call completion rates and improve customer experience. Tata Communications’ ICX remote testing and monitoring, troubleshooting and fault resolution is made easier and faster while dependency on technical support resources at Mobile Network Operators is reduced.
For more information about Tata Communications’ Intelligent CAMEL eXchange, please visit their webpage: http://www.tatacommunications.com/mobile
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited, (NYSE: TCL), along with its global subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of the new world of communications. The company leverages its Tata Global Network, vertical intelligence and leadership in emerging markets to deliver value-driven, globally managed solutions to the Fortune 1000 and midsized enterprises, service providers and consumers.
The Tata Communications portfolio includes transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosted data center, communications solutions and business transformation services to global and Indian enterprises and service providers, as well as broadband and content services to Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network encompasses one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 PoPs, and more than 1 million square feet of data center space. Tata Communications serves its customers from its offices in 80 cities in 40 countries worldwide. Tata Communications has a strategic investment in South African operator Neotel, providing the company with a strong anchor to build an African footprint.
The number one global international wholesale voice operator and number one provider of international long distance, enterprise data and Internet services in India, the company was named “Best Wholesale Carrier” at the World Communications Awards in 2006, “Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Provider” at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards and was awarded “Best Progress in Emerging Markets” at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards.
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.tatacommunications.com