BT Boosts Its IP Exchange Platform With New Americas Hub

           BT Boosts Its IP Exchange Platform With New Americas Hub

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 18, 2013

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BT has launched a major IP
Exchange hub in the United States to manage rapidly growing network traffic
over its IP Exchange platform. BT IP Exchange is the wholesale service
platform that enables communications providers to interconnect their networks
for IP-based voice, data and signaling, ensuring true interoperability in the
IP world.

Located in the U.S., the Americas hub connects the North and South America
regions with the global BT IP Exchange network. It brings the functionality of
the service closer to carriers, operators and their end customers' networks.
This helps to lower the cost of voice and data transport and improves service
quality by reducing interference.

The BT Global IP Exchange service platform enables traffic carried over a host
of different communications networks to be seamlessly 'translated' from one to
the other in an electronic 'IP clearing house'.It enables IP network
providers, fixed telecoms operators and mobile network operators from more
than 170 countries to interconnect to each other.

In addition to terminating voice minutes, the platform can carry video and
data traffic across a wide range of standards and configurations. It also
supports fixed and mobile operators' signaling and exchange requirements to
allow for interworking of services with quality, security and commercial

Demand for BT IP Exchange services has grown rapidly since its global launch
in 2011. In the UK and around the world, BT IP Exchange services now support
more than 350 communications providers with around ten new ones added every

Beatriz Butsana-Sita, managing director, BT Global Telecom Markets, said: "The
footprint of our global IP Exchange platform is growing rapidly. By serving
our wholesale customers with the platform closer to home, we help to reduce
their interconnection costs. The Americas node now joins the ones in Europe
and Asia to offer our customers additional cost effective reach across the
U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean."

Steve Best, managing director of strategy, products and regulation at BT
Wholesale, said, "IP Exchange is a major investment for the future of our
customers' business, creating new opportunities for them to grow. Through BT
IP Exchange, customers can take full advantage of high quality IP voice to
thrive in rapidly advancing markets, integrating new multimedia services like
High Definition voice and video across fixed and mobile networks around the

BT is working on a number of developments to further expand the service, such
as the ability to support 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi roaming, video codec interoperability
and High Definition voice transcoding.

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About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and
services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT
Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,103m ^
with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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