Telefonica triumphs at Global Carrier Awards 2017 winning award for Best IPX ServiceWholesale
Telefonica was presented with the award for Best IPX Service at the Global Carrier Awards 2017 held recently during Capacity Europe in London.
The Global Carrier Awards celebrate innovation, excellence and vision and are considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, and are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. This was the second time that Telefonica had been recognised by the Global Carrier Awards for its IPX services, having previously been presented with the award for the Best IPX Exchange in 2015.
This year the judging panel not only recognised Telefonica as an IPX pioneer, but also its ongoing contribution to the sector through active involvement in international groups, such as GSMA & i3Forum, and importantly the continued evolution of its services.
Telefonica’s IPX Suite is a comprehensive catalogue of integrated services over IPX, with each service managed under an independent business model - all underpinned by security and quality assurances which provide customers with peace of mind.
The Suite includes Data Roaming (GRX & S8)+VAS, Signalling (SIGTRAN & Diameter), VoIPX, A2P Messaging and IPX Transport. In the past 12 months, the suite has seen further enhancements, including:
- A new IPX Transport service which is the most significant addition as it completes the Suite, by allowing Telefonica to transform the specific connectivity needs of clients into a reality, irrespective of what their needs are.
- Business Intelligence & Analytics, which enables customers to monitor IPX signalling and data roaming in real-time.
- A new set of IPX Mobility value-added services, including Real-Time Subscribers Engagement, Location Based Services, Data Usage Control, Sponsored Data and Data Optimization, which open up new opportunities for operators.
Juan Carlos Bernal, CEO of Telefonica International Wholesale Services commented “To receive recognition for our IPX services at the Global Carrier Awards for the second time is a huge honour, but we are not complacent. We are committed to bringing continual innovation to our services, to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the development of this technology and to keep our service portfolio ready and fit for purpose to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers”.
Ignacio Garcia, Director Satellite & New Services, Telefonica International Wholesale Services added “Our IPX Suite has enabled our customers to manage the significant increase in data traffic, brought about by a number of contributing factors, including the recent end to Roaming surcharges in the European Union and increasing end-user demand for a Roam like Home experiences, as well as the on-going deployment and acceptance of 4G technology. Furthermore, IPX value-added services has a significant role to play in the IoT boom, providing crucial support for the deployment of international IoT projects. This award is important recognition for the work we have done so far, but our team will continue to focus on enhancing our service offering in order to capture the huge potential of IPX in the future”.
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