IPX is expected to act as a private global IP backbone
Tata Communications has completed trials of its wireless IP interconnection technology, part of the international GSM Association’s program to develop the next-generation of wireless services.
The Tata Communications trial verified its IP eXchange framework can interconnect wireless networks over IP, which is efficient and flexible than the traditional time-division multiplexing technology.
Tata Communications’ trials were part of the GSMA’s IP eXchange (IPX) Pre-Commercial Implementation Project, which is verifying the design and operation of IPX networks through a series of trials designed to validate technical and commercial specifications. Once adopted, IPX is expected to act as a private global IP backbone, open to any telecommunications company adhering to the required standards.
In the trial, Tata Communications partnered with Canadian telecommunications company, Telus and Telekom Austria to interconnect voice services using different signaling and transmission standards.
Michel Guyot, president of global voice solutions at Tata Communications, said: Our company is committed to working with the IP Internetworking Alliance to promote and support the launch of IPX services and is planning to launch its own IPX rich, integrated offering to service providers – like Telus and Telekom Austria, delivered over next-generation network architecture. We truly believe the IPX model will have a very significant impact on the industry.