Tata Communications has joined hands with Qatari telecom firm Ooredoo Qatar to launch Middle East's first IPX+ enabled network.
Qatar, formerly known as Qtel, will use the platform offered by the
Tata company to provide this service, a statement from the Indian
telecom major said.
The platform offers integrated access to
multiple data transport options over a converged IP network, supporting
multiple services across networks.
"We are seeing a huge demand
for our IPX+ connectivity platform from mobile network operators looking
to capitalise on the mobile data explosion," said Allan Chan, President
of Global Carrier Services, Tata Communications.
supports a combination of services, including Voice-over IP exchange
(IPX) and messaging among others. It also claims to be more efficient at
a lower cost.
The collaboration will also enable Ooredoo to
capitalise on the latest technological innovations in mobile broadband
service delivery and management, the statement added. In addition, it
will help manage the ever-growing demand for wholesale voice, roaming
and data services in Qatar.
Speaking on the occasion, Yousuf
Abdulla Al-Kubaisi, Chief Wholesale and International Officer, Ooredoo,
said: "We're confident that Tata Communications is best-placed to help
us migrate to IPX which will enable us to roll out more innovative and
tailored services to our customers across the Middle East, North Africa
and Southeast Asia."