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iBasis and Turkcell Expand 3G and 4G Roaming in Eurasia and Middle East with Istanbul PoP

iBasis has collaborated with Turkcell to open an IPX Point of Presence (PoP) in Istanbul.

The new IPX PoP builds on Turkcell’s efforts to provide multiple services including 2G/3G and LTE signalling and roaming to enrich the customer roaming experience, and is expected to stimulate growth in LTE services throughout the region. The PoP also expands the reach of the iBasis global IPX network, which already includes more than 450 LTE destinations worldwide.

As a result of this collaboration, Eurasian and Middle Eastern mobile operators now have a single point of contact for global IPX reach with secure end-to-end quality of service, enabling them to offer roaming subscribers the full range of LTE services. By offering roaming services from Istanbul, the new iBasis PoP will support growth of the mobile ecosystem and accelerate the market for LTE services throughout Eurasia and Middle East. The geographical redundancy, diversity of transmission routes and high availability of the Turkcell network infrastructure will secure service stability.

“We provide the full range of global services – voice, data, signaling and roaming, leveraging our IPX network to support their impressive growth,” said Feddo Hazewindus, President and CEO of iBasis. “It’s truly a win-win partnership, using our different capabilities to generate new revenue opportunities for both of us and strengthening the international communications ecosystem.”

“With the target of transforming the Silk Road into the Fibre Road, Turkcell cooperates with international operators and continues to take important steps to advance the evolution of Istanbul into the world’s newest Internet base due to it geostrategic location. Accordingly, we provide a bridge between East and West, which supplies a continuous connection with the speed of light, by partnering with Tier-1 operators. We aim to provide fast and reliable service to inbound and outbound roamers, decrease latency and create resell opportunities for the service,” said Emre Erdem, Carrier Relations & Wholesale Director, Turkcell.

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