Provider of policy and charging control and next-generation messaging solutions, Tango Telecom recently made its Local Breakout solution available to enable operators to comply today with the EU Roaming Regulation, set to come into effect July, 2014.
This new regulation will allow roamers from outside the European Union to purchase roaming service from a different provider than their home network service.
Based on its Policy Control platform, Tango Telecom's Local Breakout solution allows operators to comply with this completely and cost effectively, while allowing them to attract and retain roaming customers by offering international data roaming at local data access rates.
"We know that currently over 60 percent of smartphone and tablet roamers do not turn on mobile data access when roaming and that the 40 percent of roamers who do access data use significantly less than at home," Dr. Colm Ward, CEO at Tango Telecom, said in a statement. "This means that the impending EU regulation is an opportunity for operators to benefit from the huge untapped revenue potential of the data roamer. Rather than wait until 2014, operators should look to seize advantage now by being first to market. "
Being part of the Policy Control platform, Local Breakout provides a complete solution on a single platform while requiring minimal changes to the existing network.
This ensures low implementation costs and rapid deployment timeframes for operators.
In October, Tango Telecom signed five new Tier 1 customers this year – with deployments located in mobile networks in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East and Latin America – bringing the number of Tango Telecom's installations to 62 in over 30 countries.
In September, the company availed Release 2.0 of the Tango Telecom iAX SMS IP-SM Gateway, which boasts such enhanced features as message interworking support.
Edited by Braden Becker