Orange introduced a wholesale LTE Signalling service that will allow mobile operators to provide their customers with a 4G roaming service. The LTE Signalling is delivered through direct connectivity and peering agreements.
LTE Signalling is one of the à la carte services available through Orange’s Multiservice IP eXchange solution which provides a high-level of security and quality of service. Orange’s IPX network offers a large footprint that comprises 30 points of presence (PoPs) worldwide. It guarantees a packet-loss ratio of less than 0.05% and jitter inferior to 5ms. LTE Signalling, based on the "Diameter” signalling protocol, is built on dedicated platforms integrated in Orange’s cutting-edge IPX network and provides additional security, interoperability and enhanced routing functions.
Orange confirmed that it has already set-up interconnection agreements with the other major carriers.
“Orange has developed LTE Signalling for operators to allow them to build a high-quality 4G roaming service that is fully compliant with GSMA guidelines. The Group’s Open Connectivity policy and extensive peering agreements allow us to provide wholesale clients with the opportunity to benefit from a large coverage. LTE Signalling is a must-have service that offers both differentiation and the ability to generate additional revenues in an increasingly evolutive market,” says Alexandre Pébereau, EVP International Carriers, Orange.