Leading Asian mobile operator offers seamless LTE Roaming services to subscribers traveling internationally
San Jose, CA July 12, 2012 – Aicent, a leading provider of IP eXchange (IPX) and LTE Roaming mobile data network services for global mobile operators and China Mobile Hong Kong Co., Ltd. (“CMHK”), a leading mobile provider in Asia, today announced the launch of a new LTE Roaming service giving CMHK’s mobile subscribers seamless international roaming capabilities as they travel from Hong Kong to global destinations on 4G LTE networks.
LTE is quickly becoming the global standard for next-generation wireless networks, with LTE spending by mobile operators up 128% this year over last according to Infonetics. As mobile operators continue to adopt and implement 4G LTE networks at a growing rate, it is becoming clear that LTE core network incompatibility, with its challenges of disparate Diameter signaling, diverse bearer offering to subscribers, and different service class deployment at core IP networks, is making interoperability between operators problematic. To alleviate the complexities of interconnecting disparate LTE operator networks, CMHK chose Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange service to bridge their Hong Kong network with other global mobile operators. As a result, CMHK’s mobile subscribers can realize a consistent 4G LTE roaming experience when they travel to regions beyond the Hong Kong border.
“As a leading mobile operator in Asia, we continue to position ourselves on the front edge of mobile technology trends, delivering superb quality voice and data services over next-generation networks to our growing base of roaming subscribers,” said Mr. Sean Lee, Director and Chief Executive Officer, China Mobile Hong Kong. “Our continued focus on aligning our network investments with technology developments led us to Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange service which gives us the ability to quickly roll-out innovative and differentiated 4G roaming services to our mobile subscribers when they travel abroad.”
Developed on top of a secure IPX network infrastructure, Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange allows global operators to interconnect their divergent 4G networks via a single connection delivering end-to-end voice, data, and video services over 4G LTE networks, all with assured QoS, support for multiple CoS, and guaranteed security.
“We are pleased that CMHK selected Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange service for their first LTE roaming implementation,” said Lynn Liu, President and CEO of Aicent, Inc. “With over a decade of experience developing innovative mobile data solutions for global operators, Aicent is well positioned to help a leading operator, such as CMHK, launch a powerful LTE roaming solution, allowing them to offer high quality 4G roaming services to their mobile subscribers as they roam outside their home network.”
For more information on Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange visit http://www.aicent.com/lteroaming.html
About China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (“CMHK”) is the wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (HKEx: 941) (NYSE: CHL). The Company was incepted in January 1997 and was the first PCS operator to launch the services in Hong Kong.
CMHK is a premier mobile network operator providing innovative and diversified communications services including voice, mobile data services, IDD & roaming services. The Company provides customers with comprehensive and high-speed mobile broadband services through various leading technologies include GPRS, EDGE, 3GHSPA and 4G LTE.
Riding on the strong support of its parent company China Mobile, CMHK has launched a series of cross-border mobile services for customers travelling between Hong Kong and China. Its “1-Card-Multi Number” service, special BlackBerry and GPRS data plans are especially welcomed by frequent travelers.
The Company has been named as a “Caring Company” since 2002, and a recognized merchant under the “Quality Tour ism Service” scheme since 2004.
For more information please visit: www.hk.chinamobile.com
Serving more than three billion mobile users around the world, Aicent, Inc. is a leading IPX provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. To enable interoperability between Aicent customers and other networks, Aicent operates one of the world’s largest mobile IPX network exchanges connecting to over 200 operators, including nine of the world’s ten largest. Through extensive peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all 3G and 4G LTE operators around the world. The company’s global IPX network operates an integrated mobile messaging exchange, value added data roaming and global reach infrastructure services, including the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging exchange, designed to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. For more information, visit www.aicent.com.