TNS Intros New GTP Proxy in LTE Roaming Hub to Increase Coverage in the Caribbean

TNS Intros New GTP Proxy in LTE Roaming Hub to Increase Coverage in the Caribbean Image Credit: fizkes/

Transaction Network Services(TNS) has revealed a series of investments in the TNS-powered CCA LTE Roaming Hub (Hub) which increases its Caribbean coverage to more than 17,000 square miles and introduces an innovative new GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) Proxy facility for enhanced efficiency.

Several Caribbean operators that cover the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas have joined the Hub as roaming partners.  The Hub, through existing carrier members, also supports US travelers to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Saint Vincent, and the British Virgin Islands.

TNS’ new Hub GTP Proxy facility has been designed to manage the routing of GTP-C and GTP-U traffic and map the allocated IP addresses to a roaming partner’s packet gateway and GPRS support node. A GTP proxy allowssingle IP connection and less testing required for individual operators.

The CCA LTE Roaming Hub provides operators with a large, seamless footprint that supports efficient VoLTE, enables roaming to and from 4G LTE without circuit-switched fall back to 3G, and provides inbound roaming revenue opportunities. Within the US, the coverage offered is more than a regional operator could get from any individual Tier-1 operator.

Bill Versen, Chief Product Officer, TNS
We now also centralize and manage implementation testing to remove the need for special connection configurations and offer complete transparency of roaming traffic directly into an operator’s existing processes. 

Steven K. Berry, President and CEO, CCA
The Caribbean is a popular destination for subscribers, and we’re extremely pleased to see that TNS is helping improve the subscriber roaming experience across the region by making these key investments in the CCA LTE Roaming Hub.

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

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