Mobile network operators in Europe and Asia to get greater Reach thanks to HGC Hutch-IPX and Telenor IPX interconnection

Mobile network operators in Europe and Asia to get greater Reach thanks to HGC Hutch-IPX and Telenor IPX interconnection

May 18, 2017

Member Press Release

Hong Kong / Chicago – Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH. Stock code: 215), and global mobile operator Telenor today announced a peering agreement to interconnct their IPX networks.

End-users to enjoy high-quality and seamless roaming
HGC and Telenor signed an IPX-peering agreement on 16 May at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2017 in Chicago, with the aim of enabling mobile network operators (MNOs) and carriers served by the two companies to exchange IP traffic in a secure and high-quality manner.

Services will be extended to a greater population of mobile end users, who will be able to roam seamlessly across IPX platforms run by HGC and Telenor, granting extended coverage along with an enhanced voice and mobile data experience.

Furthermore, the collaboration will enable HGC and Telenor to deliver greater reach to MNOs via their IPX networks in Asia and Europe. Carriers, multinational corporations and consumer customers served by the two companies will henceforth enjoy seamless integrated service in terms of signaling and data roaming, as well as Voice-over-IPX (VoIPX) and Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) roaming, plus HD video calling and conferencing.

Andrew Kwok, President of International and Carrier Business at HTHKH, said: “European MNOs are facing a surge in traffic volume after the ‘Roam like at Home’ initiative goes live in June, when EU-based travellers will no longer have to pay roaming tariffs anywhere in the EU.”

He added: “HGC’s peering arrangement with Telenor is an enormous first stride in enabling MNOs served by us to provide service in a more cost-effective way, while making sufficient capacity available, so end users benefit from high-quality and seamless roaming. Hutch IPX also allows exchange of traffic made up of content and applications, and ensures Application-to-Person (A2P) messages reach mobile users.”

Wansit Jeremy Saiyawan, Chief Sales Officer of Telenor’s Global Wholesale unit, said: “This IPX-peering agreement builds on the strong commitment of partnership between Telenor and Hutchison Global Communications to ensure a continual evolution into the digital era. Together, we deliver end-to-end visibility on LTE services, and as such, provide the reliability that end users demand today.”

About Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading fixed-line operator, IT service provider, carrier’s carrier and one of Hong Kong’s largest-scale Wi-Fi service providers. HGC empowers local and overseas customers with one-stop international, corporate, data centre and residential broadband services. HGC owns and runs an extensive optical-fibre network, coupled with four cross-border routes integrated with three of mainland China’s tier-one telecoms operators, plus a world-class international network. The company is committed to developing cloud computing services and offering high-speed Wi-Fi service under the “HGC On Air” brand. HGC is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (stock code: 215), a group member of CK Hutchison Holdings (stock code: 1).

For more information on HGC, please visit www.hgc.com.hk.
For more information on HTHKH, please visit www.hthkh.com

About Telenor
Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with more than 172 million mobile subscribers and mobile operations in 13 markets worldwide.

Telenor is a quality-focused international mobile carrier in international roaming, voice, roaming connect solutions and connectivity services such as LTE Roaming Exchange, GSM Roaming Signalling, GRX, SMS P2P and A2P. Our services are delivered and produced over our high quality IPX Compliant MPLS/IP Network. More than 20 years of experience and focus on Quality of Service allows us to be a market leader in delivering high quality services at competitive rates to 300+ mobile and fixed operators globally, including international services to Telenor’s 13 mobile markets.

Global Wholesale is the international wholesale business unit handling all international roaming and interconnects for all Telenor companies.

To learn more please visit www.telenor.com/globalwholesale

For media enquiries, please contact:

Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Ada Yeung/Sandy Wong
+852 2128 3108/+852 2128 5313
ada.yeung@hthk.com
sandy.wong@hthk.com

Telenor
Anne Huff
+47 94107894
anne.huff@telenor.com

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