Aicent Supplies IPX Solution to SK Telecom for Seamless International 4G Roaming

Wednesday 17 Oct 2012 | Member Press Release |

Aicent’s global IPX network to help Korea’s largest mobile carrier offer a consistent LTE roaming service

San Jose, CA Oct 17, 2012 – Aicent, a leading provider of IP  eXchange (IPX) and LTE Roaming services for global mobile operators, and SK  Telecom (NYSE:SKM), Korea’s No.1  telecommunications service provider, have  teamed to offer SK Telecom’s mobile subscribers a seamless and consistent LTE  roaming experience as they travel between South Korea and Singapore. Aicent’s  LTE Roaming Exchange – supported by  Aicent’s global IPX network with extensive  Diameter Routing Platforms located in NA, Europe, and Asia – gives SK  Telecom immediate access to global 4G voice and data roaming with high  availability and low latency.

“SK  Telecom has fully embraced LTE as the next generation of mobile services for  our quickly expanding subscriber base. As a result, it has become increasingly  critical that we offer a reliable and seamless roaming experience for our  subscribers when they travel abroad,” said Lee  Sung-yung, SVP and Head of Collaboration Marketing Office of SK Telecom. “With Aicent’s LTE roaming solution, SK Telecom has one-stop access to a suite of solutions  with complete interoperability and interworking required for successful 4G  voice and data roaming.”

One of the more critical  challenges for mobile operators offering LTE roaming services is ensuring a  consistent experience both at home and abroad. Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange solution enables mobile operators to provide their subscribers with a  seamless, quality experience as they travel beyond their home networks  by offering:

  • Improved Quality of  Service – Based   on Aicent’s proven IPX service, mobile operators can rapidly roll-out innovative and differentiated 4G services including the  delivery of IP-based voice, data, and rich multimedia communication services
  • Reduced Costs – Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange allows operators to  integrate all of their IP services onto a single network minimizing resources  and lowering costs
  • Improved Network Management and Visibility – By utilizing Aicent’s LTE  Roaming Exchange’s comprehensive set of traffic reporting and troubleshooting  capabilities, operators can better monitor and adjust their roaming  service according to user demands

“We  are pleased that SK Telecom chose our LTE Roaming Exchange as their roaming  solution between South Korea and Singapore, further expanding their LTE  footprint and confirming their position as a global leader in the development  and promotion of LTE services,” said Lynn Liu, President and CEO of Aicent,  Inc. “Based on our industry leading IPX service,  Aicent’s  LTE roaming solution allows SK Telecom to provide a quality  roaming service to its subscribers, further enhancing customer satisfaction.” For  more information on Aicent’s LTE Roaming Exchange visit http://www.aicent.com/lteroaming.html

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 www.aicent.com.

 

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Mike  Rosenbaum Marketing  Manager Aicent, Inc. mike.rosenbaum [at] aicent [dot] com(408) 324-1830

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