China Mobile, KPN, iBasis claim first VoLTE roaming implementation

VoLTE roaming could soon be available to China Mobile and KPN customers

China Mobile and KPN have claimed the first successful trial of international, IMS-based VoLTE (Voice over LTE) roaming between operators. The service is based on technology developed by KPN subsidiary and mobile operator solutions provider iBasis.

Claro Peru opens up to LTE roaming

Vodafone UK cuts roaming charges for summer

KPN’s carrier services operation, iBasis, this week scored an LTE signalling exchange and roaming contract from Claro Peru, a subsidiary of America Movil.

KPN reports 98% drop in net income

KPN has reported a 98% YoY drop in profit for 1Q14

European operator group KPN reported a whopping 98 per cent year on year drop in net income for the quarter to the end of March. The operator blamed intense competition in its mobile markets leading to decline in ARPU and competitive pressure in the business environment for the steep decline in profitability.

How to Select the Right Remote Support Tool


Today’s customer support and IT service organizations are charged with supporting ever-more complex environments that include multiple channels of communication to a seemingly limitless number of devices and systems—all while keeping support costs down. To meet these conflicting demands, service organizations are turning to remote support solutions.

Vodafone expands LTE roaming services without premium


From the summer, Vodafone claims it will offer LTE roaming to more countries than any other mobile operator and it will not charge a premium for such services.

Survey suggests LTE roaming premiums could be short-lived

Akamai's latest State of the Internet report reveals that both the number and speed of connections globally continue to rise

Only around a fifth of respondents to the Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2014 strongly believe that mobile operators are justified in charging LTE roaming at a premium to other roaming services. But even fewer expect that specialist roaming providers will come to dominate the retail roaming market, suggesting that mobile operators will continue to derive vital revenues from roaming, despite pressure on tariffs from competition and regulation.

TI Sparkle and iBasis ink LTE roaming agreement

Global broadband revenues to continue rising

The carrier services arm of Telecom Italia, TI Sparkle, has announced an LTE roaming peering agreement with wholesaler iBasis, a subsidiary of Dutch operator group KPN.

Can’t we all just get along?


The Informer spent much of this week in sunny Amsterdam, basking in the glow of the world’s most advanced LTE networks, as early adopters and keen followers shot the breeze at LTE World Summit. What was interesting, was that the talk on the conference floor was all very heavy and technical, compared to the usual marketing gloss and business-case chat the Informer is used to hearing. Still, whereas the problems highlighted at those kind of gatherings are often identified as technical, the guys responsible for the technology were this time pointing the finger at commercial issues.

Commercial challenges greater than technical for LTE roaming

Technology executives at some of Scandinavia’s biggest carriers told the audience at LTE World Summit today that, while technical hurdles are easy to overcome, more complex commercial issues mean a single mobile market without roaming borders is still some years away.

TeliaSonera signs LTE roaming deal with iBasis

TeliaSonera’s International Carrier division has signed an LTE roaming peering agreement with iBasis

European operator group TeliaSonera’s International Carrier division has signed an LTE roaming peering agreement with roaming services provider iBasis. The two companies plan to interconnect their diameter signalling and data hubs.

VoLTE: Why, When and How?

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Mobile operators are moving to a data-centric world. LTE has become the most rapidly deployed cellular network technology in the industry’s history and the demise of circuit switching—while still on the distant horizon—is now in sight.

Key Strategies To Unleash Roaming Profits Through Signaling


Armed with smartphones and tablets, consumers are demanding constant connectivity and consistently high quality of service, anytime and anywhere, at home and abroad. As a result, roaming traffic is expected to grow rapidly. Will your roaming profits grow as well?

Making LTE roaming work


In terms of deployment, LTE is the fastest growing mobile technology ever. But it is also the most disruptive element to appear since the introduction of WCDMA, bringing with it fundamental changes to the network and telecom provider business model.

iBasis, head of product management, Sybren van Bentum

Sybren van Bentum, head of product management at carrier services and value added service provider iBasis, talks about voice interconnection, signalling, and IMS.