Syniverse Delivers LTE Roaming for Cable & Wireless Seychelles
Published on: 16th May 2016
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Syniverse has signed an agreement to enable Cable & Wireless Seychelles to offer global LTE reach to both inbound and outbound roaming subscribers.
Mobile voice and data usage from international visitors are key sources of revenues for operators on the Seychelles islands. The annual number of inbound tourists continues to soar and, according to the United Nations World Travel Organisation Tourism Barometer, the Seychelles saw a more than 18 percent rise in the number of tourists in the last year. In 2015 alone, the number of tourists reached over 276,000, far exceeding the nation's 95,000-plus citizens.
Global LTE brings a host of challenges when it comes to interoperability among mobile operators. It involves a complex undertaking that requires testing to ensure the quality of processes, clearing and settlement, and customer-experience protection between one LTE network and another. A crucial part of this involves the deployment of an IPX network, the network backbone that makes LTE roaming possible, and Diameter, the industry-standard signaling protocol for messages from mobile devices, and the management of proper routing and delivery of Diameter signaling messages.
Syniverse's IPX Network Solution, along with its Diameter Signaling Service, connects Cable & Wireless Seychelles to the world's networks to make global LTE possible.
"With LTE connections expected to reach 2.5 billion globally, as noted by the GSMA, we understand the imperative for Cable & Wireless to implement LTE flawlessly," said Nour Al Atassi, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Syniverse. "Syniverse has been at the forefront of LTE implementation to ensure that mobile service providers can integrate all of their services through one connection, and we are committed to using our expertise to help Cable & Wireless Seychelles deliver the highest level of LTE service to its customers."