Tata Communications and Orange enter into a voice and signalling IPX peering agreement


Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, and Orange International Carriers, a telecommunication world leader, have signed an agreement to interconnect their respective IPX (IP-Exchange) communities for voice over IPX and Signalling Sigtran which allows IP networks to inter-work with the public switched telephone network. In line with 4G adoption, as more mobile operators introduce next generation IP-based communication services such as HD Voice, global IP interconnectivity between networks is vital in delivering the highest quality end-to-end service experience.

By tapping into both Tata Communications’ and Orange’s worldwide networks, mobile operators deploying innovative broadband services such as HD voice will have access to unprecedented global reach. The peering agreement enables faster connections and the best quality for voice over IP by enabling direct connectivity.

“Alexandre Pebereau, executive vice-president, international carriers, Orange says: “IPX peering between global players facilitates the widespread international adoption of the platform and associated new services such as HD Voice and Roaming. Peering with Tata Communications enables both of us to extend our network reach and deliver improved voice quality and greater efficiencies to our respective customers. We encourage mobile operators to move quickly to make the transition to a multiservice IPX solution.”

Peering agreements provide a major boost for mobile operators, as they are able to obtain global reach through a smaller number of IPX providers. This simplifies mobile network management and increases the speed with which mobile operators can roll out VoIPX services across the globe.

Michel Guyot, president, gobal voice solutions, Tata Communications says: “By interconnecting our VoIPX network with Orange, we continue to expand our long-term relationship with a strategic partner and demonstrate our commitment to building our community of interconnected mobile operators. IPX is a crucial platform for the next-generation of IP communication services, and this latest agreement supports our strategy in partnering to provide the broadest global reach for mobile operators looking to take the next step in transforming services via IP.”