MegaFon Russia Enables 4G Roaming in US via TNS LTE Roaming Hub

MegaFon Russia Enables 4G Roaming in US via TNS LTE Roaming Hub Image Credit: Megafon

MegaFon, one of Russia’s biggest telecommunications firms, has signed a roaming agreement with Transaction Network Services’ (TNS) LTE Roaming Hub (Hub). From small rural operators in the US to the largest multi-national carriers, TNS has over 500 operator partners in the country and addresses the full needs of wireless and wireline operators locally and globally. 

This strategic relationship, which also includes access to Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) members who are participating in CCA’s Data Services Hub, will help MegaFon improve its subscriber roaming experience in the US and gain new inbound roaming revenues.

The LTE Roaming Hub will provide MegaFon with extensive US coverage via access to the networks of dozens of other participating carriers, the majority of which are now LTE. As an international Hub partner, MegaFon will also offer inbound roaming support to the Hub’s subscriber base travelling to Russia.

As an alternative to direct roaming relationships, the TNS powered solution will allow MegaFon to improve its subscribers roaming experience by offering a larger seamless footprint with greater LTE coverage. 

Hub BreakOut (HBO), which is one of the features of the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, allows subscribers to obtain internet data at Regional Internet Hubs. As a result these requests do not have to be routed back to MegaFon’s home network ensuring quicker delivery of data and a better customer experience while they are away from the home network. Additionally, as a Hub member/partner, HBO allows an accelerated VoLTE roaming solution that is in compliance with regional and local regulatory requirements.

Steven K. Berry, President and CEO of CCA Chief Technology Officer,  Vodafone
MegaFon joins over a dozen carriers participating in CCA’s Data Services Hub to expand data and voice roaming capabilities across each other’s regions, and I am delighted the Hub is reaching international partners.

Joe Lueckenhoff, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TNS Telecommunication Services Division
We have created a dedicated Hub which aims to help international carriers access the US in a simple, comprehensive and effective way. We are delighted to be welcoming MegaFon to the Hub and helping improve its roaming capability.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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