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20 - 23 April 2020

Cape Town

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About WAS

The 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.

Key Topics

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) develops roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles.

Additionally, WAS supports GSMA programs and projects with the development of roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles that are unique to the needs of these efforts, as appropriate.

What the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group Does

Develops and maintains roaming and interconnect agreement templates, solutions and charging frameworks as listed below:

About MTN

MTN is an emerging market mobile operator at the forefront of technological and digital changes. From our headquarters in Johannesburg and guided by our values, we are delivering a bold, new digital world to our customers across Africa and the Middle East – some of the world’s fastest-growing regions for mobile communications.

Established in South Africa at the dawn of democracy, we have grown rapidly by investing in advanced communication infrastructure and by harnessing the talent of our people. We now offer voice, data and digital services to retail customers in the 21 countries in which our operations have telecoms licenses.

We also offer enterprise solutions to corporate and public-sector customers in a total of 23 countries. Our brand is among the most admired brands in Africa as well as among the most valuable African brands.

About MTN GlobalConnect

“Everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life” is MTN’s core belief. The commitment to this belief is no better demonstrated than through our extensive investment into the full ecosystem of network infrastructure that is required to light up the markets we operate in and facilitate digital inclusion.

Roaming aims to meet market expectations of quality, cost and efficiency when communicating with the 240Mn+ MTN subscribers across Africa & Middle East.

Our hubs, under the Y’ello Connect Hub (YCH) umbrella name, are powered by state-of-the-art platforms and seamlessly integrated with >100, 000 km of fibre infrastructure spread across 25+ countries.