Ooredoo Oman and Telenor today signed a combined agreement for LTE Roaming Exchange and international Voice services which provides Ooredoo Oman subscribers with industry-leading 4G roaming coverage, with an enhanced user experience.
The launch of LTE networks continues rapidly worldwide as mobile operators address increasing consumer demand for high bandwidth services such as multimedia content and applications – anytime, anywhere. Through Telenor’s Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), Ooredoo Oman will have direct access to Telenor’s 270 global 4G networks as well as direct 4G access to Telenor’s 13 mobile operations worldwide, making 4G roaming to key destinations possible for Ooredoo Oman’s 2 million subscribers.
“We are delighted to agree this contract with Ooredoo Oman as they are a key operator in the Gulf region. Our launch enables subscribers of both Ooredoo Oman and Telenor’s direct peering partners to benefit from 4G when roaming in each other’s networks, with improved call quality,” says Bjørn Iversen, CMO of Global Wholesale – the international wholesale operations of Telenor. “As we are the LTE gateway for Telenor, this agreement also enables subscribers of Ooredoo Oman to have direct 4G access to our 13 Telenor mobile operations globally,” adds Iversen.
“We have a long-standing and important relationship with Telenor, and we are very satisfied with their ability to understand our needs and complex challenges in deploying LTE roaming. By their extensive experience and ability for fast deployment of services we are now able to offer high quality 4G roaming and international voice services to our subscribers, with high call quality in mind,” says Jim Maxell, Chief Legal, Regulatory & Wholesale Officer in Ooredoo Oman. “Telenor has been a pioneer with LTE Roaming, both globally and in many local markets, and their extensive global 4G coverage is of significant importance as it allows for quality roaming in both our networks,” he ends.
Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with 192 million mobile subscribers and mobile operations in 13 markets worldwide.
Telenor is a quality-focused international mobile carrier in international voice, roaming connect solutions and connectivity services such as LTE Roaming Exchange, GSM Roaming Signaling, GRX, SMS and SIM Box Detection. Our services are delivered and produced over our high quality IPX Compliant MPLS/IP Network. More than 20 years of experience and focus on Quality of Service allows us to be a market leader in delivering high quality services at competitive rates to 300+ mobile and fixed operators globally, including international services to Telenor’s 13 mobile markets.
Global Wholesale is the new international wholesale business unit of Telenor, organized under the Group Industrial Development division of the Telenor Group. The business unit comprises all operations of Telenor Global Services AS as well as the Global Wholesale Roaming functions for all Telenor companies.
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About Ooredoo Oman
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 licence 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 and a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014.