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E-Plus Connects to iBasis’ Multiservice IPX Platform

Germany’s Third Largest Mobile Operator Makes Commitment to Next Generation IP eXchange (IPX) Platform for Voice and Data Services

BURLINGTON, MASS - 06/04/2012 - Basis, a KPN company, today announced that fellow KPN subsidiary E-Plus, a leading mobile operator in Germany, has connected to iBasis multiservice IP eXchange (IPX) network. Initially, E-Plus will use the next generation network technology to send international voice traffic via this IPX connection to iBasis.

Driven by the GSMA, IPX offers an alternative to the public Internet and to the traditional TDM-based interconnection. It provides the flexibility and efficiency of IP with the security and reliable quality associated with traditional TDM networks. This is particularly significant for E-Plus and other mobile network operators as they transition to IP to capture efficiencies and support new services, such as LTE Roaming, voice over LTE, HD voice, and IP videoconferencing.

The IPX partnership with iBasis is very important for us as a Mobile Challenger, said Achim Schmitz, Head of Carrier and Premium Services of E-Plus. It enables us to gain significant efficiencies in the future by utilizing the IPXs ability to support multiple services over a single interconnect.

The iBasis IPX leverages the companys more than 15 years of experience in IP innovation. It is a secure, managed IP interconnection service based on GSMA specifications. It provides a reliable network for the companys voice and data services and a robust, interoperable platform for innovative IP-based services in the future.

Increasingly, Mobile operators are recognizing the value of IPX as an efficient and high-quality platform for current voice and data traffic and as an necessity for vital new services such as LTE Roaming and HD Voice, said Willem Offerhaus, iBasis CEO. E-Plus is a very successful and creative operator. We look forward to supporting them to accelerate the launch of exciting new services with the same security, reliability and quality their customers enjoy today.

About E-Plus
With more than 22 million customers, the E-Plus Group is Germany's third largest mobile telecommunications network operator and, since 2000, a subsidiary of the Dutch telecommunication group KPN. The E-Plus Group is a successful challenger and innovator in the German mobile telecommunications market. The group has successfully implemented a multi-brand strategy that includes BASE, Simyo and Ay Yildiz. For more information visit www.eplus-gruppe.de.

About iBasis
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading wholesale carrier of international long distance telephone calls and a provider of retail prepaid calling services and data services for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services and data services such as messaging, signaling and roaming, for many of the worlds largest fixed and mobile operators and VoBB service providers. iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators, KPN Mobile, E-Plus, and BASE, and more than 1,000 other providers, including Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom, Skype, TDC, Telecom Italia, and Telefonica. The company can be reached at its worldwide headquarters in Burlington, Mass., USA at +1 781-505-7500 or on the Internet at www.ibasis.com.

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