Thursday, August 18, 2011

Syniverse supports Indian operators' transition to 3G, preparation for LTE, 4G and beyond

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Syniverse executives and experts will meet with representatives from India’s mobile operators August 18-19, as the company hosts a private workshop designed to help operators optimize their existing networks, transition to 3G, and prepare for LTE, 4G and beyond.

Syniverse president and CEO Jeff Gordon, who is visiting India this week, said the workshop is just one example of the company’s dedication to help India’s operators prepare for the future of mobility.

“The Indian market is fiercely competitive, and we are deeply committed to making mobile work for operators across the region, regardless of size, technology or network roadmap,” Gordon said. “Whether helping mobile operators make the transition to new network technologies or implementing mobile number portability, our in-region teams understand the specific demands of the Indian mobile landscape and have a strong vision for its future growth.”

During the workshop, Syniverse thought leaders from around the globe will discuss a diverse array of topics ranging from the latest industry developments affecting roaming to new opportunities for enhancing the subscriber experience via real-time intelligence and next-generation services like mobile video. Representatives from all the major Indian operators, as well as several from other countries in the region, have committed to attend.

“In-person working sessions are one of the best ways to provide relevant information targeted specifically to the operators in the Indian region, facilitating the exchange of ideas that helps us better address their needs,” Gordon said. “We had tremendous positive feedback from a similar workshop this past December and look forward to expanding on that foundation at this week’s workshop.”

Syniverse’s presence in India has been consistently on the rise. The company was selected by the Government of India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) to implement mobile number portability in Zone 1 across 11 circles, including Delhi, Mumbai, Maharashtra and Gujarat, which it successfully launched in January 2011. In addition, more than 25 operators and enterprises in the country now rely on the company for a variety of mobile roaming, messaging and network solutions.

In support of this growing customer base, India is home to more than 300 Syniverse employees based in its offices in Bengaluru and Gurgaon. The company is continuing to grow its India operations, according to Sanjay Kasturia, VP, India.

“Our staff in India has a passion for making mobile work throughout the country and for Indian subscribers who travel abroad, and we will continue to grow our in-region resources to support the ever-rising demand within this market,” Kasturia said. “I look forward to joining fellow members of the Syniverse leadership team to share mobile insights at this and future customer workshops.”

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