Poland’s P4 to offer LTE roaming services using
BICS’ IPX platform
Agreement will offer global 4G data connectivity to P4 roamers
Brussels – Belgium, 16 December, 2014 – BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, and P4, Poland’s fastest growing mobile carrier operating under the “Play” brand, have announced the extension of their long-term partnership with the launch of LTE roaming on P4’s network through BICS’ IPX platform. This partnership includes connectivity, messaging and roaming services.
The agreement will allow P4’s customers to access 4G/LTE roaming services while travelling, and incoming roamers to access voice and high-speed data services on P4’s network in Poland.
Last year, the BICS IPX platform pioneered the first LTE roaming sessions between European countries, and enabled the first LTE roaming sessions between Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, as well as between America and Asia Pacific. BICS’ IPX platform currently enables LTE roaming to destinations across the world. The unrivalled European reach offered to its Europe and CIS customers stretches across 57 networks in the region making BICS the European leader in LTE Roaming.
Jacek Niewęgłowski, Chief Strategy Officer, P4 says: “We are excited to add superior LTE speed to international roaming services, thanks to our cooperation with BICS. The enthusiastic response of our customers to the domestic LTE experience combined with the bundle of services provided by BICS oblige us to provide the highest quality of international roaming.”
Nicholas Nikrouyan, Chief Commercial Officer, BICS says: “We are delighted to be the partner of choice for P4’s LTE Roaming requirements. As the leading Signalling and GRX provider in the world, BICS is committed to enabling P4 in offering the highest quality of service to their customers. Through our secure IP interconnection, P4’s customers can now enjoy the 4G/LTE experience while roaming on networks around the world.”
BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry.
BICS is headquartered in Brussels with regional offices in Bern, Dubai, Madrid, New York and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. Our team continuously strives to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximise their end-user value.
With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets.
P4 Sp. z o.o., trading as Play, is a consumer-focused mobile network operator in Poland with over 11 million subscribers as of September 30, 2014. Play provides mobile voice, messaging and data offerings and services to consumers and businesses (in particular to small office/home office subscribers and small/medium enterprises) on a contract and prepaid basis under our umbrella brand “PLAY”. Play provides these services, available to 99% of the population, via an extensive, modern and cost-efficient 2G/3G/4G LTE telecommunications network complemented by long-term national roaming/network sharing agreements with the other three major Polish mobile network operators.
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