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Tata Communications Partners with Bharti Telesoft to Launch Intelligent CAMEL eXchange

19 сентября 2008

Following Beijing success, company introduces Next Generation Service globally

TATA CommunicationsTata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced today a partnership with Bharti Telesoft, a leading mobile VAS solution provider, resulting in the launch of its Intelligent CAMEL eXchange (ICX), a value-added service that enables mobile operators to significantly reduce the time frame, cost of implementing and maintaining CAMEL roaming relationships.

In August 2008, Tata Communications offered its ICX service on a limited-availability basis to four of the world's largest mobile network operators, allowing them to open up CAMEL-based roaming to one of China's largest mobile phone operators in time for the Beijing Olympic Games. Based on the vastly successful outcome of Beijing, the ICX service is now available to support live traffic to other destinations, opening the floodgates to destinations outside of China.

With ten operators already connected to the ICX platform, Tata Communications currently offers CAMEL roaming and connectivity to China, the United Kingdom, Romania, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Sweden, with more than 30 additional operators committed to utilizing the service globally. Tata Communications offers mobile network operators with the promise to fast track CAMEL roaming with key roaming partners worldwide.

"Tata Communications is committed to offering the most innovative services to our customers worldwide and we're pleased with the response of our customers to the ICX service" said Allan Chan, Executive Vice President, Mobility Services for Tata Communications. "Our trial participants are now able to open service to other destinations to help them go beyond Beijing and fast track their roaming reach around the world."

Directly confronting the interoperability challenges operators face when expanding into developing markets with highly complex networks, the Intelligent CAMEL eXchange facilitates the implementation of CAMEL roaming agreements through intelligent signaling, monitoring, and normalization. The innovative technology solution, which was developed in partnership with Bharti Telesoft, enables mobile operators to increase efficiency in implementing CAMEL Roaming relationships.

With a global reach to more than 630 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), including over 170 on-net customers, Tata Communications is uniquely positioned to offer MNOs with unconditional signaling reach and connectivity that CAMEL roaming demands. Additionally ICX integrates the CAMEL normalization and Virtual Home Environment (VHE) capabilities, which are provided by Bharti Telesoft. VHE services increase ICX call completion rates dramatically, while improving the customer's experience.

"While we are known in the mobile market for our numerous platforms to mobile network operators, this collaboration with Tata Communications marks our entry in the Managed Services area", says Mao Mohapatra, CEO of Bharti Telesoft. "The ability to serve mobile carriers in this capacity is an exciting step for Bharti Telesoft. We are very enthusiastic about the potential of serving mobile carriers this way and look forward to a promising future in our collaboration with Tata Communications."

As part of the ICX offering Tata Communications manages the monitoring and troubleshooting of CAMEL roaming issues within ICX service-users, in turn, enhancing resource utilization of the mobile operators as well as guaranteeing service availability to roamers of ICX. In addition to expediting the CAMEL roaming establishment process, ICX also reduces the need for CAPEX investments in network configuration modifications for service users.

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