Directors, Wholesale Managers and Coordinators from Mobile Operators globally joined together today in Dubai at the first Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) to focus on some of the challenges facing Roaming and Interconnect.
Covering topics such as LTE, VoLTE, A2P, RAEX and featuring a whole day on IPX, the WAS Groups ambitions are to understand the factors towards developing Roaming and Interconnect with focus on Roaming Bill Shock, Roaming Usage in general and to develop Roaming processes to allow for Roaming rates to reach almost domestic levels.
WAS will meet bi-annually with its subgroups, WSOLU (Wholesale Charging Principles) and WAGREE (Agreements and Business Principles) meeting more frequently. WAS replaces BARG and IWG and combines all their work within a single group. Voting for all documents will no longer take place within the groups but by eVote after the events.