|[July 31, 2014]
Syniverse to Provide SoftBank Mobile with IPX Network Solution
TAMPA, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
today announced it has signed an agreement with SoftBank
Mobile to provide them with Syniverse's (News - Alert) IPX
Network Solution - the network backbone that makes LTE (News - Alert) roaming
possible - to deliver next-generation IP-based services to SoftBank
customers. The agreement provides a seamless end-to-end environment for
SoftBank Mobile to deliver interoperable LTE and 4G services, and it
represents Syniverse's first IPX customer in Japan.
"Our customers increasingly expect the latest mobile services, including
LTE, with the highest level of quality anywhere, any time," said
Shigeyasu Suenaga, Director, International Service, SoftBank Mobile.
"Working with Syniverse ensures we deliver on these expectations and
provides our customers the highest-quality experiences as they take
advantage of everything LTE has to offer."
With the world's third-largest economy and more
than 135 million mobile users, Japan is a critical market for the
next-generation mobile services that IPX enables. According to estimates
the number of smartphone users in Japan is increasing quickly,
rising from 27 percent in 2012 to 41 percent in 2013, and it is
projected to jump to 60 percent y this year.
"We're honored to be selected by SoftBank Mobile to provide the IPX
backbone that makes LTE interoperability possible, and to expand on our long-term
relationship," said Morten Br�gger, Chief Sales Officer, Syniverse.
"Syniverse's 25-plus years of experience in bridging the mobile
ecosystem gives us unmatched insight into the potential unknowns that
come with interoperability between new technologies."
Syniverse's IPX Network Solution provides a carrier-grade connection to
the company's all-IP network that currently serves nearly 100 mobile
service providers worldwide. Offering one-stop access to Syniverse's
full suite of mobile solutions and serving as a core component of the
solution portfolio, the Syniverse IPX Network Solution provides a
one-connection-to-multiple-services approach that aims to lower costs
and boost operational efficiencies by reducing the number of network
connections a mobile service provider must manage.
The agreement with SoftBank builds on Syniverse's IPX momentum. The
Syniverse IPX has been a critical tool in helping mobile operators
conduct end-to-end LTE
roaming trials and commercial launches around the globe as they
migrate to 4G. To make connecting to the IPX easier and more
cost-effective for mobile network operators, Syniverse added to its
of presence (POPs) in locations with the implementation of POPs in
Frankfurt, Germany, and Marseille, France, increasing its worldwide
total to 18. Also in 2013, the company received a Global Telecoms
Award for its use of IPX to enhance network efficiency through
improved connectivity and visibility with Bahamas
Syniverse is the leading global transaction processor that connects more
than 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in
nearly 200 countries and territories, enabling seamless mobile
communications across disparate and rapidly evolving networks, devices
and applications. We deliver innovative cloud-based solutions that
facilitate superior end-user experiences through always-on services and
real-time engagement. For more than 25 years, Syniverse has been
simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility - a simple,
interoperable experience, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit�www.syniverse.com,
on Twitter or connect with�Syniverse
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