PCCW Global and Telstra International Limited have signed a deal which will see their relationship cross over into new market segments.
The IPX multi-service interconnection agreement will improve both firms' existing portfolios and mutually benefit their mobile and multinational customers, according to the joint press release.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of one of Hong Kong's leading telecoms service providers, HKT, says that mobile operators connected to its IPX platform have access to its MobileXchange service suite, which includes VoIPX, VoLTE, LTE roaming, GRX, SCCP and cloud-based applications such as Unified Communication-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, OTT solutions and more. This gives operators "unprecedented potential" to distinguish themselves in both roaming and domestic services, reads the press release.
PCCW Global's network spans over five continents, with coverage in more than 3,000 cities and 140 countries, making it one of the largest in the world supporting GSMA standardized services and cloud-based applications, thus enabling new revenue streams for connected operators.
Emmanuel Bain, PCCW Global's head of voice business, said: "Our collaboration with Telstra is key to the development of new initiatives for the region. Australia and Hong Kong being leading LTE markets, IPX will be critical to support mobile data growth and quality expectations from the subscribers."
PCCW Global explained that Australia's "well-developed market", with its tech-savvy subscribers, make it an obvious choice for its IPX platform, as end-users are calling for new services, applications and superior telecommunications experiences.
Ellie Sweeney, executive director, Global Wholesale, Telstra, added the partnership will help it too, proving it with "the scalability to grow with the demand and the opportunity to expand into new areas".
PCCW Global said the recent expansion of its IPX offering is representative of the value PCCW Global has brought to the market and establishes it as a global provider for mobile operators.