May 28, 2014
Syniverse to Enable LTE Roaming for Claro Brazil in Advance of World Cup
TAMPA, Fla. – May 28, 2014 – Syniverse today announced its enablement of LTE data roaming for Claro Brazil in advance of the FIFA World Cup, taking place this summer in host cities across Brazil. Hailed as the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, the World Cup will attract approximately 500,000 soccer fans from around the world.
Syniverse will provide a range of interoperability solutions that enable Claro Brazil to deliver high-speed LTE data to its subscribers while traveling. This agreement also paves the way for visiting mobile users – like those attending the World Cup – to seamlessly receive high-speed access to data on Claro Brazil’s network, fostering the growth of new inbound roaming revenue streams for the operator. Claro Brazil was the first mobile operator to offer LTE service in Brazil with the 2012 launch of 4GMax.
“LTE roaming enablement is much more than just a short-term benefit, as it promises multiple benefits that Claro Brazil can expect to reap long after the World Cup,” said John Wick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Transaction Services, Syniverse. “Our focus is on ensuring our customers are equipped to deliver the experiences their subscribers and visiting roamers expect anywhere, anytime.”
Claro is an existing customer of Syniverse’s IPX Network solution, which serves as the critical network foundation to enable LTE roaming. In addition, Syniverse will provide Claro with its Diameter Signaling Service, which enables 4G signaling while simplifying the process by which the operator can add bandwidth to the IPX connection in preparation for periods of increased usage. Claro also will benefit from Roaming Data Analysis Visibility Services, delivering real-time intelligence for LTE roaming traffic to enable fast, high-quality service to its roaming partners.
“As mobile users grow accustomed to the speed and innovation of LTE, they will increasingly expect access to the same quality of experience with data service wherever they travel,” Wick said. “Syniverse’s LTE roaming solutions ensure that users will have a seamless, trouble-free experience as they roam from one LTE network to another, anywhere in the world.”
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 Claro Brazil
Claro is a leading wireless carrier in Brazil. The company operates nationally and serves more than 69 million customers. Claro is a leader in offering innovative content and services, as well as digital infrastructure and coverage with GSM and 3GMax technology for more than 3,600 municipalities and 4GMax (LTE) for 79 municipalities in Brazil. Claro also has roaming agreements in 170 countries for voice services and 150 countries for data services. Claro is controlled by América Móvil, one of the largest wireless telecommunications groups in the world.
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