WARID TELECOM TO PROVIDE GLOBAL LTE ROAMING SERVICES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PAKISTAN
Joins hands with Syniverse IPX network provider to help increase LTE subscriber base
Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s most trusted cellular company is facilitating its customer by providing global LTE roaming services for the first time in Pakistan. Warid Telecom is leveraging the Syniverse IPX Network Solution and Diameter Signaling Services to enable its subscribers to access LTE roaming service around the globe. Under the agreement, Warid Telecom will provide LTE service to visiting inbound roamers that need to access any of the operator’s more than 1500 service locations throughout Pakistan.
LTE has emerged as a critical mobile service in Pakistan as the number of domestic and visiting subscribers has steadily increased over the past few years.
“LTE service has quickly moved from a next-generation technology to a mobile-service standard, and our customers are going to experience LTE speed and capacity anywhere they go,” said, Ms. Asma Khan, Director International Business, Warid Telecom. “Syniverse will help us take an important step forward in implementing LTE on a global basis while ensuring we meet customers’ expectations for smooth and consistent services wherever they travel.”
Syniverse’s IPX Network Solution and Diameter Signaling Service interconnect the world’s networks to make LTE possible anywhere and at any time. A crucial part of LTE involves the deployment of an IPX network, the network backbone that makes LTE and LTE roaming possible; and Diameter, the industry-standard signaling protocol for proper routing and delivery of messages. Syniverse provides operators with a comprehensive solution for global LTE enablement with a carrier-grade connection to the company’s all-IP network, which currently serves more than 2,300 LTE roaming routes with connections that reach more than 320 operators in 66 countries.
“With GSMA projecting that LTE connections will reach nearly 3 billion and over 60 percent of the world’s population by 2020, mobile service providers can’t afford any mistakes in rolling out LTE,” said Mahesh Prasad, Executive Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, Syniverse. “As one of the pioneers in global LTE enablement, we’ll use the expertise we’ve developed to help ensure that Warid Telecom launches LTE roaming service flawlessly as to provide the highest level of satisfaction to its customers.”
Syniverse’s agreement with Warid Telecom continues string of LTE accomplishments around the globe. Syniverse has enabled global LTE roaming service for more than 130 operators. In 2015, Syniverse announced that it will use its IPX Network to power LTE for operators including, Ooredoo, Telin and the Saudi Telecom Company.