Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group #15
WAS#15 will be held in Barcelona alongside MWC Barcelona 2022, 28 February to 3 March.
The GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions group is responsible for the commercial aspects of interoperability (Interworking & Roaming) between Industry players – providing consistent and reliable services to consumers. Our GSMA members only event presents industry insight and impacts on roaming, what’s happening now, as well as plans for the future.
Across four days, the WAS#15 event at MWC Barcelona 2022 will include access to a lounge where operator negotiations can take place and a nearby exhibition area. WAS hot topics will be covered in a one day conference on Thursday, 3 March, and will explore network closures and VoLTE, the Billing and Charing Evolution, and 5G and network slicing.
What’s more, it’s taking place alongside MWC Barcelona 2022 – the world’s most influential connectivity event.
Reach the decision makers behind wholesale commercial agreements and best practices. Meet with international roaming partners and showcase services that increase efficiency and enhance interoperability. Join us at WAS in Barcelona!
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WAS#15 Host Partner
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.
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.
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
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
Global Message Services
GMS is the single point of access for messaging traffic exchange with mobile operators and enterprises worldwide. GMS has been active in the international messaging market for over 14 years. Partnered with 900 mobile operators worldwide, GMS has an extensive network of connections, which ensures safe and transparent traffic routing for mobile operators and a broad audience reach for enterprise clients. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, GMS also maintains 5 regional offices worldwide.
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.
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.
Monty Mobile is a GSMA certified Open Connectivity SMS Hub and Roaming Broker, working closely with worldwide mobile operators to facilitate the international flow of Data, Voice and SMS across global markets. With its innovative solutions, professional customer service, and a long-lasting thirst to improve, Monty Mobile has grown into a key regional player in the telecommunications business, gathering under its portfolio some of the biggest mobile operators and service providers around the world. Based on its business expertise, research and development capabilities, and outstanding customer service, Monty Mobile strives to provide reliable and effective voice services to the international and local markets. Working hand in hand with worldwide partners, we deliver long-term communication and interconnection solutions between global regions and support the growth of the telecommunication industry.
Telefónica Global Solutions
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.
VentaMobile t/a LANCK Telecom has been providing high quality voice services worldwide since 2001. As an international carrier LANCK Telecom efficiently cooperates with leading telecommunication providers in every region of the world and delivers voice and SMS traffic worldwide. The company has Points of Presence in all major interconnect centers in Europe, North America and Asia. The list of our loyal partners includes over 1000 companies worldwide that benefit from competitive rates, an individual approach and highly responsive service.
XConnect is a neutral and trusted global phone number intelligence and interconnect hub that supports over 250 organisations worldwide, including messaging and application providers, tier 1 carriers and network operators. XConnect works closely with many of the telecoms industry’s best known organisations and industry bodies to deliver unbeatable global coverage.