Comfone records 35% annual increase in signalling traffic

With its innovative access solutions and reach to over 700 mobile operators worldwide, Comfone’s Enhanced Signalling service offers cost effective connections to global roaming destinations

Bern, (PresseBox) - Comfone, international roaming and signalling specialist, providing services to over 300 customers in over 130 countries, reports a 35% increase in signalling traffic in the past year and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50% for its international signalling service traffic over the past three years. This growth in signalling traffic highlights the leading position of Comfone’s Enhanced Signalling service.

Laurent Freléchoux, Product Marketing Director Signalling, commented: “This fantastic growth is the result of Comfone’s strong relationship with its customers and its successful strategy for acquiring new accounts. Comfone builds strong partnerships with operators by providing first class personalised service and support by an exceptional team of professionals. Customers are treated as individuals and provided with innovative features that continuously enhance Comfone’s Signalling service.”

Laurent Freléchoux noted further: “The signalling environment is very competitive and Comfone is aggressively extending its Enhanced Signalling service with features that help GSM operators simplify their roaming control. The broad deployment of steering of roaming as well as of number portability has both played a positive role in increasing signalling traffic.” The successful launch of Comfone’s number portability service (MNP) in Brazil, where Comfone is the signalling service provider of the four top mobile operators, is only one of many latest success stories.

The high quality of Comfone’s signalling traffic transport service along with having one of the fastest turnaround times for establishing new signalling routes in the industry are the basis for these achievements. With renowned Swiss efficiency and quality, Comfone typically opens new routes within two or three days which is significantly faster than the industry standard. As a leader in the signalling market, Comfone’s Signalling service substantially reduces operator’s operational costs while providing secure access to over 700 signalling destinations worldwide.

Comfone AG

About Comfone

Comfone, provider of roaming services to over 300 operators in over 130 countries worldwide, is known throughout the telecoms industry as an international mobile roaming specialist. Comfone's industry know-how owes to over ten years of experience and customer-orientated in-house expertise.

Through its unique portfolio and additional value added services, Comfone fully optimises the setting up of each operator's roaming processes, facilitating the opportunity of reducing overall costs. The portfolio ranges from complete outsourcing of roaming to individual elements, such as signalling, data, convergence, clearing and WLAN services. Comfone's pioneering hub solutions, such as Key2roam, provide mobile operators with worldwide coverage, interconnection and clearing through only one agreement with Comfone and one connection to Comfone's central platform.

Comfone's active participation in GSMA Working groups, the WiMAX Forum and the Wireless Broadband Alliance ensures that its innovative solutions are market-driven. From Comfone's headquarters in Switzerland and regional offices covering Northern and Eastern Europe, Latin America, North America, Central Asia and Asia Pacific, Comfone is well placed to support and meet the requirements of its substantial worldwide customer base.

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