Deutsche Telekom expands roaming capabilities with the new LTE Diameter Signaling service

Bonn, November 18, 2013 – Today, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, announced its new LTE Diameter Signaling service, which gives customers the ability to roam over 4G networks while travelling internationally. With this new offering, end users can now take advantage of the benefits provided by 4G, such as higher speeds, enhanced performance, and expanded connectivity capabilities.

The LTE Diameter Signaling service was made possible through the dedicated IP eXchange (IPX) platform from ICSS. The Diameter protocol solves the interoperability problems caused by the broad range of technologies and infrastructures within the telecommunications landscape and allows seamless roaming across differing mobile standards. Via its IPX network, ICSS can connect its LTE roaming customers with more than 800 mobile networks and over 1 million hotspots for global signaling roaming connectivity .

“Our state-of-the-art LTE Diameter Signaling service delivers extremely high-quality signaling services, consistent access to 2G, 3G, and LTE mobile networks, and more than one million WiFi hotspots around the world,” said Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions. “In fact, we are the only global Tier 1 provider that offers an integrated portfolio of cellular and WiFi technologies.”

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with 144 million mobile customers, 32 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2013). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in some 50 countries and has over 231,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012).

About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 700 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:
Internet & Content: Ensure best user experience by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
Global Capacity: Manage your growing European and transatlantic backbone requirements with tailored, reliable and high-speed connectivity solutions.
Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

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