IPX continues to be an increasingly critical service in mobile, and Syniverse is fortunate to have built some big momentum in helping our customers in this area recently.
Among our highlights, late last year we earned a No. 1 ranking for our IPX network by the Roaming Consulting Company (ROCCO) in its IPX Networks Vendor Performance Report 2017. Then, in January, we provided further perspective on this ranking and other networking capabilities with a new IPX infographic.
And to top this all off, last month, at Mobile World Congress, we released a new study based on our IPX network that spotlights a milestone in LTE growth. In analyzing global roaming volumes using the traffic records of our IPX network, which connects nearly 1,000 mobile operators and most of the world’s LTE providers, we found that in the last year LTE traffic has surpassed non-LTE traffic and now represents the majority of global roaming traffic.
I recently had a chance to talk about some of these accomplishments and other IPX highlights with Jason Bryan, CEO of ROCCO, and I invite you to listen to our interview below. Above all other services, IPX has emerged as the one to best enable mobile service providers to power the next-generation networks of tomorrow, and it’s a service that Syniverse will continue to stay closely involved with to help our customers prepare for this future.
John Wick serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Product, and is responsible for the unified strategy and management of Syniverse’s three primary product lines, which include networking, messaging, and transaction and clearing. Previously, he was responsible for the management and growth of Syniverse’s networking product line, including Syniverse’s Connected LTE, IPX, IMS, SS7, and Turnkey product lines, and over the course of his career at Syniverse he has been instrumental in the development and success of such core products as Syniverse Secure Global Access, IPX, messaging, and multiple 3G, 4G, and 5G signaling solutions. John joined Syniverse in 1993 and was initially responsible for managing the network operations department. Over his tenure, he has held management positions in the operations, research and development, technology, business development, and product management groups. Prior to joining Syniverse, John was a systems integrator with Verizon and, earlier, an electronic communications and switching systems technician for the U.S. Air Force. John earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.