March 27th, 2018
Transaction Network Services (TNS) has today announced that it is now handling live VoLTE roaming traffic for a major US operator and its roaming partners.
The VoLTE traffic is being carried by the TNS Data Services Hub, a technical and business framework for simplifying LTE, as well as other next-generation data connectivity, interoperability and roaming needs among participating operators.
By using the TNS Data Services Hub, the operator is providing VoLTE roaming services to its subscribers for the first time, offering improved call clarity, quicker call set up times and more reliable hand-offs.
Paul Florack, Vice President of Product Management for TNS’ Wholesale Telecoms business, said: “We are delighted that our new VoLTE Roaming solution is being used to help a major US operator expand its VoLTE coverage. Interest has been keen and we have a number of operators who are working with us to deploy VoLTE services for their subscribers in the coming weeks.”
The feature-rich TNS Data Services Hub has been recently enhanced with an extensive range of new functionality. Enhancements include roaming risk mitigation capabilities which enable operators to more efficiently and effectively control roaming costs, new data optimization which helps operators to streamline the amount of data roaming subscribers consume, and the Emergency Hub Break Out service which allows operators to meet critical essential services requirements and regulatory compliance obligations.
Mr Florack said: “The TNS Data Services Hub is one of our most innovative service offerings and is continually being developed to meet the evolving needs of operators and their subscribers. TNS’ VoLTE Roaming offers impressive flexibility by supporting a variety of inbound and outbound 4G roaming models to ensure a consistent and seamless user experience. It helps grow ARPU and prevents the churn of high-value subscribers by expanding HD voice services beyond an operator’s own borders.
“Enabling VoLTE alongside next generation data services is crucial to helping operators drive network efficiencies, reduce costs and create new revenue streams, while improving their overall subscriber and roamer experiences. We can help operators to quickly deploy VoLTE roaming capabilities regardless of the IMS core set up within their home network and we are ready to begin today.”
From small rural operators in the US to the largest multi-national carriers, TNS has over 500 operator customers and addresses the full needs of wireless and wireline operators in the US and globally. TNS’ networks have been specifically designed and configured for the transmission of transaction-related time sensitive data and support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols.
Since it was founded in 1990, TNS has grown to provide services in more than 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, and offers 24x7x365 support via its Network Operating Centers in the US, UK and Australia.