SmartIPX was engaged by an MVNO launching a business in 2015. The virtual mobile operator intended to cater to the discerning corporate M2M connectivity market – supporting fieldworkers, remote workers and data sources – and their often unique and demanding security, policy and uptime requirements. The MVNO had a wholesale agreement with one of the UK’s leading mobile operators.
Paul Tindley, SmartIPX Chief Executive Officer, said: “They wanted to build an infrastructure that was as virtual and as lean as possible, from start-up to growth”. As a result SmartIPX was engaged to provide all billing and operational support, as well as managing an interconnect partner that could add to the value proposition.
Using commercial benchmarking information to decide upon the approach with the MVNO, Smart IPX had no doubt that Luminet was the right partner with the right skills and network capability to answer the brief.
Luminet is now providing all the network elements of the MVNO’s infrastructure, serving as the core interconnect network in processing all data traffic. Luminet’s network supports SmartIPX with the operational billing fields and policy control fields to enable it to manage the intelligent network services on its customer’s behalf.
Tindley said: “Luminet and Smart IPX worked closely together to ensure timescales were kept on track. When providing interconnect with a global network operator, the process and timeframes are largely determined by the wholesale operator, requiring us to be both proactive and reactive in order to keep momentum.”
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