Tata Communications launches Data Roaming Boost to improve Internet access for mobile users globally


Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, has announced the launch of Data Roaming Boost, a global service that enables mobile network operators and service providers to deliver a significantly improved mobile Internet experience for their customers.

With data roaming, a mobile user’s Internet connection is traditionally routed via long distances and through multiple transit parties back to the home operator – resulting in speed and connectivity challenges, poor user experience and, often, service abandonment.

With Data Roaming Boost, mobile network operators are able to avoid this multi-party hand-off and connect their customers to the Internet using the closest Tata Communications’ globally deployed points-of-presence.

“Data Roaming Boost represents a breakthrough in data roaming performance and enables service providers to offer highly responsive, glitch-free, mobile data connectivity to their customers, whether they are international travellers or IoT businesses,” Senior VP, Global Carrier Solutions – Europe, Asia and Americas, Tata Communications, Conor Carroll said in a press release.

Data Roaming Boost has the potential to halve the time it takes to open a webpage or application on users’ smart device whilst they are travelling overseas.

Teleena, one of the world’s top mobile service and Internet of Things (IoT) enablers, is the first to roll out the industry-first service to enhance the delivery of its mobile and IoT applications globally.

“Data Roaming Boost is a game-changer for the delivery of mobile services and IoT applications,” says Timo Smit, Executive Director at Teleena.

He added, “By integrating our platform with Tata Communications’ Data Roaming Boost, we are able to offer fully managed data roaming services and IoT solutions for our customers on a global scale, delivering a ubiquitous, seamless user experience regardless of location.”

Data Roaming Boost also delivers significant efficiencies for international IoT applications when a device is in constant roaming mode.

For example, the infotainment device of a car could be built in one country and used in another, which can be costly for the service provider and lead to a slow user experience. Data Roaming Boost reduces connectivity costs for IoT service providers and makes IoT applications more responsive for users.

Initial tests by Tata Communications returned results showing that Data Roaming Boost provides a 130% improvement in connectivity speeds compared with the traditional approach of routing traffic back to the mobile operator’s home network.

Tata Communications has leadership position in emerging markets. It leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

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