Vodafone Roaming Services and United Hubbing have announced they have entered into a Roaming Hub peering agreement, enabling network operators access to networks connected to both Roaming Hubs.
Under these plans, network operators connected to both Roaming Hubs will be able to roam on all other network operators on the two Hubs. The agreement will enable connected operators to accelerate the provision of world wide roaming services to both their pre-paid and post-paid customers.
Dave Smithwhite, Director of Vodafone Roaming Services said: “Vodafone Roaming Services aims to empower our business customers by helping them to deliver easy and worry free communications anywhere in the world. This peering relationship is a significant step forward in achieving this ambition and demonstrates that the Roaming Hubbing concept, as defined by the GSMA, can accelerate the expansion of global roaming footprints benefiting customers and leading to an increase in roaming minutes.”
Sergey Rykov, CEO of United Hubbing, welcomed the agreement: “This great combination will allow network operators to quickly and cost effectively gain substantial additional coverage for their subscribers by joining the Hub and is an exciting opportunity for networks to expand their global footprint. Commercially, this is a great opportunity for networks to tap into new sources of revenue, in a cost effective way.”