Syniverse Introduces New Roaming Hub Solution
Company to Provide Mobile Operators Innovative, Cost-Effective Approach for Managing Global Roaming
TAMPA, Fla. – Syniverse Technologies (NYSE:SVR), a leading provider of technology and business solutions for the global telecommunications industry, announced today it has launched a comprehensive roaming hub to help mobile operators solve the business and technical complexities of wireless roaming. Enabling operators to quickly deliver ubiquitous voice and data services wherever their subscribers may roam, the Syniverse Roaming Hub features a comprehensive suite of roaming services, including data clearing, financial clearing and award-winning fraud protection.
"Our more than 20 years of global interoperability experience clearly shows that Syniverse is well positioned to cater to the diverse roaming needs of operators around the world," said Tony Holcombe, President and CEO, Syniverse. "Moreover, through strategic partnerships with established players in the market, the Syniverse Roaming Hub will expand on our ability to provide seamless connectivity and a full range of roaming services to the wireless marketplace."
Holcombe said the Syniverse Roaming Hub, which is designed to replace today's inefficient bilateral agreement business model, will provide mobile operators with a means to economically expand their roaming footprint, quickly launch new services and cost effectively manage roaming partner relationships. Some of the hub components include Syniverse Data Clearing House (DCH), Financial Clearing House (FCH), signaling, agreement management, RAEX, operational support services and the company's award-winning Syniverse DataNet NRTRDE solution.
Syniverse has established a clear industry leadership position through its active participation in the GSMA, defining many of the technical specifications for roaming hubbing. As a result, the Syniverse Roaming Hub is fully compliant with GSMA specifications.
Also, during a recent GSMA trial, Syniverse demonstrated the strength of its roaming hub by successfully testing three of the four technical architectures defined by the GSMA - the most of any participant. During the trials, Syniverse worked with the largest pool of operators, which included six operators in four countries and three continents. This interaction helped ensure Syniverse's roaming hub would be effective on a global scale.
Additionally, Holcombe said Syniverse Roaming Hub services are able to be implemented in a number of leading-edge approaches as the company develops different types of relationships with operators and service providers around the globe. Not only will Syniverse offer its roaming hub solution to individual operators, the company also will provide services to operators who choose to implement their own hub solutions for their affiliates. Moreover, Syniverse, in its mission to provide seamless mobile interoperability anywhere in the world, will form alliances with other hub providers to expand those providers' technical capabilities and global reach.
"Although Syniverse already has a significant global presence, we plan to continue strengthening our hub connections by engaging a number of partners, making our hubbing capabilities even more robust," Holcombe said. "We are extremely dedicated to providing operators with the best roaming solution possible as they work to meet the growing needs of their subscribers."
Syniverse Technologies (NYSE:SVR) solutions allow more than 600 communications companies in over 120 countries to provide seamless mobile services by making it possible for disparate technologies and standards to interoperate. Syniverse's flexibility and customer focus permit its customers to quickly react to market changes and demands, enabling the delivery of everything from voice calls to sophisticated data and video services wherever and whenever subscribers need them. With more than 20 years in the industry, Syniverse is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., and has offices in major cities around the globe. Syniverse is ISO 9001:2000 certified and TL 9000 approved, adhering to the principles of customer focus and quality improvement practices. More information is available at www.syniverse.com.
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