Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier Strengthens Global Roaming Signaling

Bonn, April 29, 2021 - Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier has just announced the launch of two new, geo-diverse Signaling hub platforms for international roaming (2G/3G, 4G and 5G) in the US. The new sites are strategically located in New York and Dallas, Texas.

Currently, connection to the Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier Signaling platform is provided through two PoPs in Frankfurt, Germany. The extension of the Deutsche Telekom Signaling platform with sites in the US specifically addresses the needs of North and Latin American customers.

Csaba Füzesi, Head of Voice & Mobile Product Management at Telekom Deutschland, explained, “Our customers in the Americas and around the world will benefit greatly from regional connectivity, which ensures low-latency as well as high-speed signaling authentication and data transfer. For a growing number of use cases, including the upcoming 5G ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) industry requirements, this is especially important. As part of our strategy to expand and future-proof our global signaling network and also assist 5G roaming early movers, these new PoPs will definitely enhance our roaming enablement services.”

The upgraded and extended Signaling platform will provide STP (SS7) and DSC (4G) functionality as well as a Number Portability solution. This not only complies with regulatory legislation but also improves quality and speed for voice routing, geo redundancy and 5G roaming enablement capabilities. The extended network is designed to support massive M2M communications and offers QoS and E2E security. Füzesi added that the US platform is one of the cornerstones of supporting the enablement of technologies that require 5G.

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