iBasis Interconnects Vodafone Qatar

iBasis & Vodafone Qatar interconnect for international calls

March 30, 2011

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- iBasis, a KPN company, today announced that Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. (Vodafone Qatar) has interconnected to the iBasis global network for the exchange of international mobile phone calls. The move enables Vodafone Qatar to cost-effectively keep pace with rapid growth and provide customers with quality service, while enhancing iBasis' ability to terminate calls to the Middle East region.

Established less than two years ago, Vodafone Qatar has in excess of711,000 customers and carries more than 5 million minutes ofinternational calls each day, leading analysts at Wireless Intelligence to forecast the operator's market share to be 40 percent by 2012. Vodafone selected iBasis due to its service quality, product capabilities, pricing, and its successful relationships with the Vodafone Group and several other Vodafone operating companies around the world.

Vodafone Qatar is taking advantage of iBasis Premium Voice, a servicethat provides high-quality international calling, advanced features and global reach through a single connection. Advanced features include guaranteed transfer of CLI, support for international voice traffic on roaming number ranges (MSRN) to all mobile destinations, fax, ISDN data and ISUPv2. Vodafone Qatar joins more than 250 mobile network operators (MNOs) that are interconnected to iBasis for exchange of international voice and/or data.

"iBasis Premium Voice enables operators to deliver the highest qualityinternational service even as they rapidly expand - a particularlyimportant capability for Vodafone Qatar considering it averaged more than 1,200 new customers per day last quarter," said Willem Offerhaus, CEO of iBasis. "iBasis and many Vodafone operating companies have long enjoyed mutually beneficial partnerships. And as MNOs seek cost-efficient ways to meet increased demand via new IP interconnect models, such as the GSMA's IPX, iBasis is ready to provide the most effective, advanced solutions available."

Vodafone Qatar QSC

iBasis Inc. (Nasdaq: IBAS)

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