Tata Communications partners with Bharti Telesoft

September 16th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Telecom major Tata Communications Ltd has partnered with Bharti Telesoft to launch its value-added service (VAS), Intelligent Camel eXchange (ICX), the company announced Tuesday. Bharti Telesoft is a leading mobile VAS solution provider and this tie-up will enable mobile operators to reduce the time frame, cost of implementing and maintaining Camel roaming relationships, a company statement said.

Till August this year, Tata Communications offered its ICX service on a limited-availability basis to four of the world’s largest mobile network operators.

This allowed the recipient operators to open up Camel-based roaming to one of China’s largest mobile phone operators during the Beijing Olympics.

“Based on the successful outcome of Beijing, the ICX service will now be available to support live traffic to other destinations, opening the floodgates to destinations outside of China,” the statement added.

Tata Communications currently offers Camel roaming and connectivity to China, the UK, Romania, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sweden, with more than 30 additional operators committed to utilising the service globally.

With a global reach to more than 630 mobile network operators (MNOs), including over 170 on-net customers, Tata Communications is uniquely positioned to offer MNOs unconditional signalling reach and connectivity that Camel roaming demands, the company said.

Additionally ICX integrates the Camel normalisation and virtual home environment (VHE) capabilities, which are provided by Bharti Telesoft. VHE services increase ICX call completion rates dramatically, while improving the customer’s experience, it added.

In addition to expediting the Camel roaming establishment process, ICX also reduces the need for capital expenditure investments in network configuration modifications for service users.

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