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December 15, 2015

Syniverse Extends End-to-End LTE Roaming Reach for Ooredoo Oman

TAMPA, Fla. – Dec. 15, 2015 – Today, Syniverse announced a new agreement to enable Ooredoo Oman to extend its LTE roaming reach by leveraging Syniverse’s IPX Network Solution and Diameter Signaling Service.

The Syniverse IPX network interconnects the world’s mobile networks to make LTE data and VoLTE roaming possible, reaching more than 270 operators through more than 2,000 LTE roaming routes. Ooredoo Oman’s connection to Syniverse’s IPX network serves as a simplified way to reduce the number of one-to-one LTE network connections the operator must manage on its own.

“As the leader in LTE enablement, Syniverse allows us to enhance our delivery of the next-generation mobile experience that our subscribers want,” said Jim Maxwell, Chief Legal, Regulatory and Wholesale Officer, Ooredoo Oman. “Through a single connection to Syniverse’s expansive IPX network, we are able to deliver LTE roaming for our inbound and outbound roamers while gaining access to a suite of hosted solutions that help us navigate roaming complexities.”

The operator also is leveraging other Syniverse solutions critical for roaming, including Syniverse DataNet to combat roaming fraud as well as its Data Clearing House for GSM and Financial Clearing Services for GSM.

“Always-evolving technology requires mobile operators to enhance network efficiency through improved connectivity and visibility,” said Nour Al Atassi, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Syniverse. “The interconnected global reach achieved by using Syniverse as a single connection point for greater reach and access to services positions Ooredoo Oman to meet its existing needs while smoothly transitioning to VoLTE and other advanced services.”

The agreement with Ooredoo Oman builds on Syniverse’s six-year relationship with the operator and Syniverse’s IPX momentum to enable people to enjoy the same high-quality mobile experience that they have become accustomed to at home, wherever they travel. Recent examples include Syniverse’s agreement to extend LTE Roaming Reach for Dialog Axiata, Telin and Saudi Telecom Company.

Syniverse’s LTE reach is critical for advanced technologies like VoLTE and Video over LTE (ViLTE), which require extremely low latency and high speed. As a result, Syniverse recently enabled the world’s first transoceanic VoLTE roaming call and commercial service.

About Syniverse
Syniverse is the leading global transaction processor that connects more than 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in nearly 200 countries and territories, enabling seamless mobile communications across disparate and rapidly evolving networks, devices and applications. We deliver innovative cloud-based solutions that facilitate superior end-user experiences through always-on services and real-time engagement. For more than 25 years, Syniverse has been simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility – a simple, interoperable experience, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com, follow Syniverse on Twitter or connect with Syniverse on Facebook.

About Ooredoo
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed license in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, a bronze Stevie Award in 2015 and the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015.

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For more information:

Bobby Eagle

Syniverse Public Relations
+1.813.637.5050
bobby.eagle@syniverse.com

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