Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison, and BT, this week signed an agreement to establish IPX (IP Packet eXchange) network interconnection between the HGC Hutch-IPX Network and the BT IPX Network during the International Telecoms Week. Hutchinson's IPX network is based on the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) system and provides a highly-secure virtual private network with end-to-end quality of service assurance. MNOs served by HGC and BT are now in a position to categorize and prioritise traffic over the IPX network when linking with roaming and inter-networking partners. This will help to manage the traffic profile of ever-increasing end-user demand for bandwidth and services such as instant messaging, social media and VoLTE.
The collaboration betwen the two companies will enable the two companies to quickly deliver increased global reach to fixed-line and mobile network operators (MNOs) by connecting the two IPX platforms and their communities of mobile networks across Asia and Europe. This enables multiple services such as mobile signalling, 2G, 3G and 4G data roaming, Voice-over-IPX (VoIPX) as well as, in future, VoLTE, HD video calling and conferencing.