Deutsche Telekom launches enhanced data roaming solution

June 24, 2019, Bonn. Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier today announced the launch of a new technology that enables extremely fast data roaming and superior throughput – essential aspects for mission-critical IoT solutions. The product, called Regional Packet Gateway offers exceptionally low latency by routing transcontinental data roaming traffic locally, instead of back to the originating home network.

Enhancements in roaming capabilities are today necessary for technologies such as autonomous driving, connected cars, or other IoT or M2M use cases, which require ultra-low data-roaming latency. Regional Packet Gateway was developed through the installation of local packet gateways in different locations around the world. Initial tests showed major improvements over home routing. Latency decreased by more than 60% while throughput rose by more than 100%. Downloading webpages also improved by more than 50%. 

Andras Levak, Product Manager Voice & Mobile Services, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, said, “We want to prepare our customers for the future, and empower them to discover new data roaming advancements that will enable forthcoming, crucial IoT services. In addition, those who use the service will be able to provide their end users and IoT business customers with the ever-increasing speeds they demand. The packet gateways are currently deployed in New York, Los Angeles and Seoul, but can be installed in other countries as needed.”

Regional Packet Gateway will also benefit companies with operations in countries where legal restrictions require that content stays within those borders. From a regulatory point of view, this technology is considered a non-roaming connectivity option. However, the home network continues to retain all roaming revenues and maintains control of the end client’s usage. 

About Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom. We offer a comprehensive portfolio for all the needs of a rapidly transforming telco industry. One that is continually updated to provide fast, innovative solutions for future technologies and challenges. As one of the world’s leading carriers, we are able to satisfy the requirements of Deutsche Telekom Group’s international affiliates and more than 900 external customers worldwide.
With more than 20 years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier offers next-generation platforms, extensive networks, a global backbone, 360 degrees of security, tailor-made solutions, worldwide connectivity, and much more.

The cutting-edge offerings of Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier include the following business segments:

  • Voice & Mobile Services: market leader for voice termination and innovative, profitable mobile enablement.
  • Internet & Content Services: one of the premier European internet and content players.
  • Access & Transport Services: securely connecting customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
  • Commercial Roaming Services: seamless international roaming with one of the largest networks in the world.
  • In-Flight & Connectivity Services: broadband connectivity on short, mid and long-haul flights around the globe.

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