Wholesale Agreements and Solutions

Wholesale Agreements and Solutions

Start: Tuesday 20 October 2020

End: Thursday 22 October 2020

Venue: Virtual Event

Accelerating Seamless Roaming across Industry and Society

 

Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) is responsible for Operator-to-Operator and Operator-to-Hub interoperability (including Interworking and Roaming) to provide GSMA members with a consistent, reliable GSM service for members to offer their customers.

The GSMA WAS event presents industry insight and impacts on roaming, what’s happening now, and plans for the future. Experts from across the mobile ecosystem come together to address challenges and opportunities that arise from the transforming mobile landscape.

WAS#12 will focus on 5G, VoLTE, IoT, and Quality.

This is a GSMA Member exclusive event.

Registration

Please register to attend WAS#12 on InfoCentre².

Attendance is exclusive to GSMA Members. If you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Agenda

Sponsors and Partners

If you are interested in sponsoring WAS#12, please contact us.

Host Partner

Infobip

GSMA Associate Member

Since its incorporation in 2006, Infobip has grown from a messaging provider into the world’s largest communications platform with some of the world’s leading enterprises and mobile operator groups as its partners and clients. Infobip’s enterprise services include a range of communication channels (SMS, voice, email, chat apps, push notifications) available through multiple integration options, from APIs to database integration solutions and user-friendly web interfaces. To its 400 mobile operator partners, Infobip provides in-house developed, managed and operated A2P SMS, fitering and monetization, RCS, DCB and Mobile Identity solutions. With 60+ offices on all continents, over 1500 employees and a 300-strong in-house development team, Infobip processes over 7 billion A2P messages a month. An associate member of GSMA since 2008, Infobip is actively participating in several of GSMA’s initatives and working groups, and has been an exhibitor at MWC since 2009. Infobip has also hosted the GSMA WAS#8 in Rovinj, Croatia in 2018, as well as the GSMA IWG meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2012.

5G Theme Sponsor

BICS

GSMA Associate Member

BICS is recognised in the wholesale communications market as a top global voice carrier and the leading provider of mobile data services. We aim at bridging the telecom world with the new unconventional communication providers worldwide. Our innovative suite of solutions for Voice, Messaging, Data & Connectivity, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Fraud & Authentication, Roaming, MVNE and Asset Monetization bring value to our customers’ businesses by enabling them to offer state-of-the-art communication services. Our headquarters is located in Brussels and we offer global connectivity with strong presence in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East. We have regional offices in Bern, Madrid, Dubai, New York, San Francisco and Singapore, a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. With a diverse and multicultural team of about 500 employees, we continuously strive to provide customers with the highest level of quality, reliability and interoperability, enabling them to maximize their end-user value.

VoLTE Theme Sponsor

Mobileum

GSMA Associate Member

Mobileum delivers analytics solutions that generate revenues, reduce costs and accelerate digital transformation for more than 600 communications service providers across 150 countries. Mobileum’s mission is to both grow and protect existing CSP revenue streams, as well as drive new revenues through business model innovation. We focus on specific domains including roaming, fraud & security, and digital transformation. Mobileum’s success is built on its unique active intelligence platform which combines analytics and real-time action technologies with deep network and integration expertise to deliver end to end solutions. Mobileum is based in Silicon Valley California, with offices across the globe.

Roundtable Sponsors

Arptel

GSMA Associate Member

Arptel with its World Test Network is the market and technology leader in voice testing (CLI/FAS/MOS/FAX/OTT) including native roaming testing. Other state of the art solutions that Arptel delivers are SMS testing, location based services (LBS) and a unique interconnect bypass detection with real subscriber testing and A-number billing fraud detection. All solutions are tailored to improve revenue, churn rate, staff utilization and reputation. Arptel has more than 260 customers, many of them among the world’s largest Telco’s. Arptel are experts in various technologies and standards such as ISDN, SIP, SS7 and Diameter with its own developed HLR, MSC/VLR, AuC, SMSC and IN. The rare combination of user friendly business focused solutions, advanced back-end and 100% control of used technologies gives Arptel the power to follow or lead its customers into the future.

iBASIS

GSMA Associate Member

iBASIS is the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide to perform and transform. Powered by Tofane Global, iBASIS is the first independent communications specialist, ranking second largest global wholesale voice operator and Top 3 LTE IPX vendor with 700+ LTE destinations. iBASIS today serves 1,000+ customers across 18 offices worldwide.

After Tofane’s acquisition of the Altice Europe N.V. international voice carrier business in France, Portugal and the Dominican Republic in 2018 and iBASIS in 2019, the company continues to accelerate its consolidation strategy with the acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services in Portugal, boosting its scale in voice, mobile, and SMS/A2P services worldwide.

iBASIS provides a complete portfolio of global communications: voice, anti-fraud, mobile data, VAS roaming services, 5G, SMS/A2P, IoT/eSIM and CPaaS, while ensuring cost-effective, scalable and secure connectivity.

For more information, please visit www.iBASIS.com.

Lleida.net

GSMA Associate Member

Lleida.net has became the first SMS carrier in Spain. With our simple to use and robust sms gateway LLEIDA.net provides our customers with Virtual SMS Handset enabling them to make use of it as a virtual mobile in your PC.

TOMIA

GSMA Associate Member

TOMIA was formed from the merger of Starhome Mach and Telarix, industry veterans in Roaming and Interconnect. TOMIA offers transformative connectivity solutions to service providers worldwide. Its innovative offering enables customers to manage a unified optimization process of both roaming and interconnect while driving the future of connectivity through new technologies and services such as VoLTE, NFV, and 5G. With over 500 employees worldwide, regional headquarters in the US, Israel, Luxembourg, India, and a presence in over 30 countries, Tomia serves over 400 operators including 30 tier-1 and six of the industry’s largest groups. To learn more visit www.tomiaglobal.com.

Featured Virtual Exhibitors

Comfone

Comfone, provider of roaming services to more than 300 operators in over 125 countries, is known throughout the telecoms industry as an international mobile roaming specialist. Comfone’s industry know-how owes itself 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, thus increasing the efficiency of mobile roaming. The company’s portfolio ranges from the complete outsourcing of roaming, to individual elements, such as signalling, hubbing, data, WLAN roaming, convergence and clearing services. Comfone’s active participation in GSMA standardisation groups, the WiMAX Forum and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), ensures that its innovative solutions are market-driven and meet the requirements of its substantial worldwide customer base. Comfone employs nearly 100 multicultural staff at its headquarters in Bern. From its regional offices covering Europe, Latin America, North America, Central Asia and Asia Pacific, Comfone is well placed to support its customers throughout the world. Learn more about Comfone at www.comfone.com

MessageBird

GSMA Associate Member

Send SMS and voice messages worldwide | Trusted by 10,000+ companies. MessageBird improves the way companies communicate, by integrating SMS into the heart of what they do. Whether this is sending time-critical alerts, carrying out marketing campaigns or interacting with customers, MessageBird delivers SMS in a straightforward and reliable fashion. MessageBird offers a range of messaging products designed to cater for any type of business, including:

Through one secure connection, the MessageBird SMS Gateway can deliver messages to more than 800 operators, worldwide, quickly, efficiently and at competitive prices.

Syniverse

GSMA Associate Member

Syniverse is the world’s most connected company—we pioneer innovations that take businesses further. Our secure, global network reaches billions of people and devices. Our engagement platform powers the customized experiences of the future. And the millions of secure transactions we drive every minute are revolutionizing how goods and services are exchanged. We have always led companies to reimagine the boundaries of possibility. Today we’re delivering on opportunities with the power to change the world.

SPARKLE

GSMA Associate Member

Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telecom Italia Group’s international carrier, is a full service provider offering a complete range of wholesale solutions spanning from voice, IP & bandwidth and advanced mobile services. Telecom Italia Sparkle objective is to provide “one stop shop solution” to mobile operators by leveraging its know-how and its state of the art proprietary infrastructure. Telecom Italia Sparkle supports mobile operators in improving their competitiveness by offering leading voice, signalling, GRX and MMS Interworking services. Know-how transfer programs and ad-hoc consulting services are offered to complement the portfolio for mobile operators. Telecom Italia Sparkle references are: number 1 in Europe in terms of voice revenues, among the top 5 carriers worldwide in terms of voice traffic, Tier-1 IP & data service provider in Europe and Latin America and major player in selected extra-European markets.

Virtual Exhibitors

Ailleron

We are a global technology company delivering innovative IT solutions and providing professional support to leading telecommunications sectors. We enable our customers to gain a competitive edge by enhancing their sales potential. Ailleron specializes in providing high-quality Signalling & Roaming Solutions that guarantee reliable steering for mobile operators. We also intensely develop Mobile Connect that provides a secure method of authentication, authorization and identification. Ailleron focuses on delivering complete VAS products as well.

Anam

GSMA Associate Member

Anam is the fastest growing independent SMS Firewall and A2P Monetisation service provider in the world, filtering billions of messages for Mobile Operators for more than 350m subscribers across 65 countries. Anam’s team of Industry leading A2P consultants leverage firewall technology to enable Mobile Operators to generate new revenues from A2P SMS traffic on their networks. The company’s offering has generated incremental revenues in excess of $2million per annum for every 1 million subscribers. Anam owns the worldwide patent for Home Routing (EP 1683375 B1), a technique invented by John Murtagh, Anam CTO in 2006 and fundamental to SMS Firewalls ever since.

Anam has corporate and technical headquarters in Dublin Ireland, Anam’s Asia presence is managed from Kuala Lumpur and the company has further worldwide presence in the UK, Pakistan, Jamaica, Malta, Czech Republic and Vietnam.

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Global Message Services AG

GSMA Associate Member

Global Message Services AG acts under the GMS international trademark. GMS is a telecommunication company specialising in SMS/MMS Services, Mobile Marketing and ICT solutions for business. The company provides SMS coverage in over 220 countries with direct connections to most mobile operators in the CIS, regardless of the technology used (CDMA, GSM, iDEN, TDMA, DAMPS, AMPS). GMS is represented in Switzerland (Zug) and Ukraine (Kyiv).

 

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