HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has announced the IPX peering arrangement with Telia Carrier, a Sweden-based telecommunication operator which owns and operates one of the most extensive fiber backbones in the world.

The agreement marks a significant milestone in enabling mobile network operators (MNOs) and carriers served by the two companies to exchange IPX traffic in a more secure manner, without traversing the public Internet.

This collaboration will enable the two companies to deliver greater global reach to fixed line and MNOs via their respective IPX platforms. Carriers, multinational corporations and mobile endusers can enjoy seamless and end-to-end integrated services, including but not limited to Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, mobile value-added services (VAS), 3G/4G or 5G data roaming, HD video calling and Over-the-Top (OTT) services. MNOs served by HGC and Telia Carrier are now in a position to categorise and prioritise traffic in a more efficient and cost-effective manner across the IPX network when connecting with roaming and inter-networking partners, including OTT service providers. said,

“Riding on the extensive global connectivity coverage of both HGC and Telia Carrier, we believe that the collaboration enables further service enhancement especially for the MNOs and different service providers through the IPX platform. This is particular crucial for the forthcoming arrival of 5G which will vastly drive the demand for network traffic and quality in the industry,” said Ravindran Mahalingam, senior vice president of international business, HGC.

“Telia Carrier is pleased to add HGC Global Communications as a peering partner, our open IPX peering policy is aimed at benefitting the Mobile Community and improving customer experience overall,” said Matthew Jones, head of Mobile Data, Telia Carrier.