Mobile boom in emerging markets takes Interoute to one billion voice minutes a month
Interoute sees 40 per cent growth of voice traffic in the first 6 months of 2011
London on 4 October 2011
Interoute Communications Ltd, owner and operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, today announced voice traffic from its mobile partners across its cloud infrastructure, IP based Virtual Voice Network (VVN) has grown 40 per cent in the first 6 months of 2011 breaking the one billion minutes a month barrier. Demand for mobile in emerging markets has driven the increase of international mobile calls into Europe, with major operators from India, Russia and the Middle East using Interoute as their European voice network.
Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, said: “In the last year we have seen a significant increase in the number of international mobile operators wanting to expand their voice networks into Europe, to support local demand for mobile on their networks. These carriers don’t want to take on the cost and time burden or risk associated with building a network from scratch in each new country in Europe, and instead outsource the network, commercial and financial elements to us. By taking advantage of our position as the network bridge between Europe, the Middle East, America and into Africa, these operators experience a much faster route to market and are free to concentrate on their core business.”
Archway is just one of the mobile operators using Interoute to provide voice connectivity into Europe. A provider of voice and ICT solutions in the Middle East, Archway uses Interoute to reliably connect its satellite networks in countries such as Iran and Iraq to Europe and the US.
Thomas Grillmeier, CTO at Archway, said: “Interoute provides a one-stop-shop for our European voice network. We specialise in the Middle East, using satellite and some leased capacity to reach Interoute’s Virtual Voice Network in Frankfurt. From there Interoute does the rest, using its existing PoPs in major telehouses to meet all major PTTs and carriers in Europe and the US. Being able to depend on a proven secure and stable platform has helped us significantly grow our business in this region, and we are now using Interoute to support our next major expansion into the growing mobile market of Syria.”
Interoute’s VVN stretches from New York to Dubai, and Stockholm to Madrid, and is currently used by more than 200 carriers as a single European long-haul network solution. With Interoute’s scalable, secure and unconstrained connectivity platform extending across 29 European countries, international operators trust Interoute to deliver on their growth plans. Furthermore, with Interoute’s Unified ICT offering operators have the flexibility to pay as they grow.
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres. www.interoute.com
Archway has been delivering successful solutions and services in the Satellite and Information Technology markets for over a decade. With a team of professional Project Managers, Satellite Engineers, IT Architects, Developers and Consultants, Archway is able to serve its broad range of customers in multiple international sales channels.