Wholesale Agreements and Solutions #14

Wholesale Agreements and Solutions #14

Start: Tuesday 26 October 2021

End: Thursday 28 October 2021

Location: Los Angeles, USA

Exclusive GSMA Member Event

MWC Los Angeles  WAS InfoCentre2 Homepage 

WAS#14 will be held in Los Angeles, USA 26-28 October 2021, alongside MWC Los Angeles and the GSMA North America Regional Interest Group meetings. WAS#14 will see a return of our negotiation rooms, private meeting rooms, exhibition area and conference sessions as well as the opportunity for delegates to participate in MWC Los Angeles and the GSMA NA RIG meetings.

We are pleased to announce that WAS#14, will take place in-person allowing the community to meet together to share experiences, network and negotiate agreements.
Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA

The WAS Leadership team is very pleased to support the return to an in-person WAS. WAS#14 will be our first face to face meeting since October 2019 and we are looking forward to this opportunity to see and work directly with our WAS community.
Kathleen Leach, T-Mobile USA, GSMA WAS Chair

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WAS#14 Host Partner


GSMA Industry 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.

WAS#14 BCE Lunch Sponsor


GSMA Industry 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.

WAS#14 Meeting Rooms



GSMA Industry 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.


Telefónica Global Solutions

GSMA Industry Member

Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS) manages all aspects of the international Wholesale and Global Roaming businesses of the Telefónica Group, along with the Multinationals and USA business. We deliver world-class services and platforms to wholesale carriers, fixed and mobile operators, OTTs, service providers, aggregators and multinational companies. Offering a global footprint, with particularly strong presence in Europe and Latin America, we provide our customers with innovative and global solutions wherever they are. We are a flexible, innovative, experienced and committed company and we believe that people are the drivers of change in business and society. Our integrated service portfolio includes Voice & UCC, Networking, Mobile, Satellite, Cloud, Security and IoT & Big Data solutions. We offer a complete set of Mobile solutions: • Messaging – SMS Hub P2P, Global Enterprise Messaging A2P and RCS Hub A2P • Roaming • Outsourced Roaming • Customer Engagement • IoT Connectivity and Vertical Solutions We are also committed to innovation leveraging new technologies such as 5G, Blockchain and AI. As a global Tier 1 carrier, TGS has peering agreements with all Tier 1 carriers in the market, plus good connectivity through local accesses worldwide. We enable other operators to take advantage of our scale, negotiation power, experience and expertise to provide their customers with high quality services without the complexity of dealing with multiple providers, whilst delivering the best customer experience. We are already delivering services to Telefónica Operating Businesses and partners and Tier 2, Tier 3 operators and MVNOs.

WAS#14 Exhibitors

Cicada Exchange

GSMA Industry Member

Cicada Exchange has developed an electronic market place that allows mobile operators to buy and sell roaming capacity to each other. The contractual and technical arrangements stay exactly the same. The only thing that changes is the way prices are set.

There is no charge to become a Member of the Exchange and by being a Member, Operators can see the prices in markets that they are interested in.

Cicada Exchange is risk free and existing mechanisms to set prices for traffic and make commitments can happen in parallel. Operators can trade as much or as little as they want.

Cicada Exchange will co-exist with all your current practices (and ways of working) and will be an online platform where you can connect with roaming partners to set prices and make commitments whenever required, giving greater flexibility.

Cicada Exchange allows either quarterly or annual contracts up to 5 years ahead.

Multiple contracts in a quarter or year are possible.

With uncertainty about demand, using Cicada Exchange will allow operators to feel their way forward in 2021 and 2022 without the need to make big commitments pending clarity about market demand.

Cicada Exchange will deliver significant cost controls on roaming traffic and will facilitate future innovation on the market.

Learn more at www.cicadaexchange.com


GSMA Industry 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.


GSMA Industry Member

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. Sparkle's objective is to provide “one stop shop solution” to mobile operators by leveraging its know-how and its state of the art proprietary infrastructure. 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: nnumber 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.


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