TNS supporting US outbound roaming traffic to Caribbean

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has revealed a series of investments in the TNS-powered CCA LTE Roaming Hub (Hub) which increases its Caribbean coverage to more than 17,000 square miles and introduces an innovative new GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) Proxy facility for enhanced efficiency, the company said.

Several Caribbean operators that cover the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas have joined the Hub as roaming partners. The Hub, through existing carrier members, also supports US travelers to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Saint Vincent, and the British Virgin Islands.

TNS´ new Hub GTP Proxy facility has been designed to manage the routing of GTP-C and GTP-U traffic and map the allocated IP addresses to a roaming partner´s packet gateway and GPRS support node. A GTP proxy allows single IP connection and less testing required for individual operators.

The CCA LTE Roaming Hub provides operators with a large, seamless footprint that supports efficient VoLTE, enables roaming to and from 4G LTE without circuit-switched fall back to 3G, and provides inbound roaming revenue opportunities. Within the US, the coverage offered is more than a regional operator could get from any individual Tier-1 operator.

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.

CCA is the nation´s association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA´s nearly 100 carrier members covers the entirety of the nation. For more information about CCA´s LTE Roaming Hub, please contact Kim Caronchi at kcaronchi@ccamobile.org or visit www.ccamobile.org.