Ooredoo launches first live IPX+ in Middle east with Tata Communications

Last Updated: Wed, May 08, 2013 11:00 hrs

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Qatar's telecom network Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel, has launched the first live IPX+ enabled network in the Middle East with Tata Communications to meet the growing demand for mobile data.

Tata Communications' IPX+ connectivity platform offers Ooredoo global reach, improved quality of service (QoS) and enables transition to all IP-based services, including 4G, more cost-effectively.

"We are seeing a huge demand for our IPX+ connectivity platform from mobile network operators looking to capitalise on the mobile data explosion, with more than 140 forward-looking operators in 40 countries adopting our service. Our work with Ooredoo demonstrates our commitment to bringing service providers state-of-the-art connectivity solutions around the world," Allan Chan, President of Global Carrier Services, Tata Communications said.

Global mobile data traffic is set to increase 13-fold between 2012 and 2017, reaching 11.2 exabytes per month by 2017. In line with this, mobile network operators are under pressure to address the delivery of data services beyond their networks.

Since 2010, Ooredoo has been the fastest-growing wholesale operator in the region by revenue. In 2012, the company built landing stations to connect to two important underwater fibre optic cable systems, transforming Qatar into a global hub for international wholesale services, and it continues to expand the range of network facilities available to help Qatar become the best connected country in the region.

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