China Mobile Hong Kong And Aicent Launch 4G LTE International Roaming Service

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

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.

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About Aicent

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

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