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Deutsche Telekom upgrades to industry-leading IPX connections both for its in-house customer Telekom Deutschland and on the AMS-IX hub, enabling fast data exchange between mobile operators worldwide
|By Business Wire
|August 22, 2014 05:00 AM EDT
When abroad, today’s mobile subscribers expect high-speed 3G or LTE data
roaming services with best user experience. As an expert provider of IPX
roaming capabilities, Deutsche
Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) unit ensures fast, secure IP
exchange, especially in times of exponentially rising data volumes. It
also provides high-speed, high-quality solutions for mobile operators
around the world. In line with this strategy, ICSS has now not
only significantly increased Telekom
Deutschland’s Ethernet Link to its own IPX platform, but has also
upgraded its IPX interconnection capacity at AMS-IX, a central IP
peering hub in Amsterdam.
ICSS in-house customer Telekom Deutschland is one of the first mobile
operators to benefit from ICSS’s decision to upgrade its IPX
connections. As an indispensable partner for Deutsche Telekom Group
entities, ICSS prepared Telekom Deutschland – the biggest mobile
operator in Germany – for the summer holiday roaming peaks and the
capacity demands arising from the ongoing LTE roaming rollout by
increasing the company’s Ethernet link to 4 x 10 Gigabit via its own IPX
platform. As a result, Telekom Deutschland can continue providing its
roaming subscribers with seamless data services around the globe,
whereas ICSS is now one of very few wholesalers to offer such a
significant volume to mobile operators.
“We have seen tremendous growth in the use of our services from both
current and new customers. When abroad, they want the same high-speed,
high-quality connection they have at home. Our goal is to satisfy their
data roaming expectations, today and in the future,” says Dirk Poppe,
Vice President Mobile Wholesale Roaming, Telekom Deutschland GmbH.
ICSS provides attractive, tailored services to mobile operators around
the world, not only within the Deutsche Telekom Group. The recent
upgrade of the unit’s IPX connection at the central IP peering hub
“AMS-IX” in Amsterdam to 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet once again proves
ICSS’s commitment to enabling its customers to benefit from its ability
to successfully handle the rapid, continuous increase in mobile data
“Our focus is to provide our mobile operator partners with the seamless
connectivity they need to ensure superior experience to their
subscribers. The decision to upgrade our IPX connectivity at this
central IP peering hub is a further module in our strategy to offer
industry-leading IPX capacity for the benefit of our customers. They
profit from extended global reach and end-to-end quality guarantee in
times of ever-growing data volumes,” explains Holger Magnussen, Senior
Vice President International Carrier Sales & Solutions.
Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AMS-IX, comments, “We are
happy to support ICSS with this capacity upgrade at our inter-IPX
peering platform. ICSS is thus well prepared to deal with the immense
growth in LTE data volumes. This shows ICSS’s dedication to the future
needs of its mobile operator partners and their subscribers – to provide
them with the full advantages of the latest, next-generation
applications for the best in user experience.”
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated
telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31
million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as
of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile
communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers
and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers.
Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately
229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60.1
billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside
For further information, see http://www.telekom.com/home.
About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's
leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an
integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business
Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT
Group with its international affiliates and more than 860 external
customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on
building business partnerships around the globe. With years of
experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has
the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The
innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special
emphasis on Europe. The integration of the GTS International Services
Business Unit significantly strengthens ICSS as the leading partner for
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with an unmatched product portfolio
throughout the region.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business
Internet & Content: Ensure best user experience by partnering with one
of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and
profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global
sites with a major European multi-service provider.
Global Capacity: Manage your growing European and transatlantic backbone
requirements with tailored, reliable and high-speed connectivity
Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the
international market leader for retail voice termination.
For further information, see www.telekom-icss.com.
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