SAP, a global leader in mobile interconnection and mobile consumer engagement services, has broadcasted an IPX peering agreement with the largest telecom operator in the Middle East and Africa, Etisalat UAE to deliver LTE roaming traffic to all its mobile operators.
The contract will strengthen the commitment of SAP Mobile Services, a division of SAP, to rapidly and efficiently increase the LTE roaming community and create a smooth global roaming experience for mobile subscribers.
Matthew Tonkin, the vice president, Sales, IPX of SAP Mobile Services, said that the strategic LTE roaming peering agreement will help Etisalat operator companies to join with SAP Mobile Services’ strong IPX customer community and launch LTE roaming quickly. It will also help SAP Mobile Services establish strong and steady growth in the Middle East and builds on the existing peering between SAP and Etisalat.
“The next 12 months will see an acceleration of LTE network deployments, with operators looking for immediate and comprehensive international coverage. Collaboration with Etisalat, currently the only Middle Eastern IPX provider, helps SAP reach the largest operator community in the region and globally,” he said.
“We are delighted to be working with SAP Mobile Services to mutually enhance our customers’ mobile roaming experience,” said Ali Amiri, executive vice president, Carrier and Wholesale Services Etisalat UAE. “The agreement will also help SAP Mobile Services to establish a strong and steady growth in the Middle East and take LTE roaming services to a new level, building on the existing peering between the two companies. Etisalat SmartHub IPX is a strategic addition to the Etisalat SmartHub portfolio, which will enhance our role as a global communication hub.”
Etisalat is a multinational company valued at USD 22 billion. It is a blue-chip organization that has nearly 42,000 people are directly employed by the company.