Florida-based telecommunications company Syniverse and India’s Tata Communication have announced a partnership to launch a managed IPX network interconnection to support 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The partners explained that the way data travels across networks today via interconnection means that an operator’s IPX provider has no visibility or control of the data once it’s handed off to an interconnected network.
The new IPX network partnership of Syniverse and Tata Communications means they will work closely together to manage traffic.
“Our partnership essentially offers the market a single way to access direct reach offered by two distinct and georedundant IPX networks,” said Dean Douglas, Chief Executive Officer and President, Syniverse.
Under the plan, Tata Communications and Syniverse will leverage each other’s IPX networks to expand the collective reach of directly connected global mobile service providers.
This means that the customers of both Syniverse and Tata Communications will have access to 300 directly connected IPX/GRX customers with a total reach of nearly 800 mobile operators representing more than 25,000 diameter roaming routes.
“By joining forces with Syniverse, we’re one step closer to our goal of creating an environment where everything and everyone can become seamlessly connected, anywhere in the world,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications.
Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA, affirmed that reliable, high-performance and secure IPX networks will connect mobile operators and vertical industries, driving efficiencies, productivity, and innovative new services.
“We are moving into an era of intelligent connectivity, where the powerful combination of 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence and big data will have a transformative impact on our daily lives connecting everyone and everything to a better future,” he added.