From the Wires
iBasis Selects AMS-IX for Inter-IPX Service
By: Business Wire
Nov. 12, 2012 01:00 AM
iBasis, a KPN company, today announced that it will use the AMS-IX Inter-IPX service as part of its strategy to extend the reach of its IPX product portfolio. AMS-IX offers iBasis a secure and efficient one-stop shop to interconnect to other IPX providers and exchange voice and data services.
The open interconnect solution provided by AMS-IX allows iBasis’ customers to peer IP traffic with other mobile networks and achieve significant operational cost savings by bundling multiple services over a single, managed interconnect in one facility. The mobile services initially supported by iBasis over the AMS-IX Inter-IPX service include Premium Voice IPX, LTE signaling, GRX, and Sigtran.
AMS-IX was the first to introduce a service focused on IPX providers faced with the challenge of a future in which the distinction between mobile and fixed networking will gradually disappear. The service offers a place where regional and neighboring IPX networks can efficiently link to each other and cover more territory, content and volume. The Inter-IPX service complies with the high quality standards required by GSMA and includes an Inter-IPX SLA.
The combination of the critical mass of business partners, the stable all-IP environment, the historical success of the AMS-IX GRX service, and this new carrier grade Inter-IPX SLA option led iBasis to select the AMS-IX Inter-IPX solution. “AMS-IX not only offers us a single point where we can exchange multiple services quickly with many different mobile operators, it also gives us guaranteed end-to-end quality of service through the Inter-IPX SLA,” said Chris Lengyel, iBasis Director of Strategic Marketing and New Products.
“We are pleased that iBasis has chosen to connect to our Inter-IPX service and in this way recognizes the value of this service for its organization and end-users,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With its innovative and high level of service iBasis is a valuable addition to our Inter-IPX community.”
AMS-IX - Amsterdam Internet Exchange - is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam - The Netherlands since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX interconnects over 520 IP networks and has a traffic peak of 2 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and hosting & cloud parties. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). http://www.ams-ix.net
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice carrier and a provider of retail prepaid calling services and data services for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services and data services, including messaging, signaling and roaming, for many of the world’s largest fixed and mobile operators, as well as “over-the-top” and voice-over-broadband service providers. iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators, KPN Mobile, E-Plus, and KPN Belgium, and more than 1,000 other providers, including Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom, Skype, TDC, Telecom Italia, and Telefonica. The company can be reached at its worldwide headquarters in Burlington, Mass., USA at +1 781-505-7500 or on the Internet at www.ibasis.com.
iBasis and KPN are registered marks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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