Mobily and Etisalat partner on 4G LTE roaming
Operators partner to provide 4G LTE roaming services to customers
Etisalat and Mobily have partnered to provide seamless 4G LTE roaming to subscribers in both countries.
The agreement aims to capitalise on the large number of subscribers from Saudi and the UAE that visit the neighbouring country and want roaming services.
Under the agreement, Mobily will connect its subscribers via Etisalat's SmartHub IPX which specialises in providing 4G/LTE roaming services, voice service, signalling, messaging service, GRX data exchange between Mobile Network Operator (MNOs), Fixed Network Operator (FNOs), Application Service Provider (ASP) and Over-The-Top content players through a single connection.
Ali Amiri, executive vice president, Carrier & Wholesale Services, Etisalat said: "We are proud of Etisalat SmartHub's partnership with Mobily which will enable subscribers in both countries to enjoy consistent, high quality LTE experience and provide best-in-class internet roaming connectivity.
"SmartHub-IPX is designed to provide our partners with a one stop shop for connectivity to the region. With strong business relations between both countries today's announcement becomes integral to the changing dynamics of the business ecosystem. The partnership with Mobily will improve customer experience as well as deepen ties between both countries," he added.
Amer Mowafi, chief wholesale & carrier services officer, Mobily said: "The partnership with Etisalat SmartHub-IPX will boost communication services between both countries especially with the increasing amount of subscribers travelling for both personal and business needs. The growing proliferation of 4G devices in the region has also made it imperative to provide the best network and services to our large subscriber base in the country."