Welcome To ROCCO
Our Vision is simple: Strategic optimisation of Roaming and Interconnect, for Productive secure, and Quality Services for Subscribers.ROCCO was born on the first of October 2012. We knew immediately what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it, because as MNOs and Vendors we had waited so long in our industry for the offering we knew we could deliver. Working in Roaming and Interconnect for over 20 years we have seen a lot of changes through the technology generations. We bring a lot of experience to the marketplace and neutrality. We bring an honesty and freshness we think is rare.
There are so many exciting topics right now in Roaming, LTE, WI-FI Roaming, M2M etc and there is a huge revolution coming. In times of change, a friendly business ear and a wider frame of reference is always useful.
What we bring you is Strategy, Training, Audits and of course Research as well as Consulting bespoke to your needs.
See below our methodology, why consultancy has a solid place in our industry and why we chose to create ROCCO.
CEO ROCCO, Jason Bryan
Making Roaming work since 1995. Jason has worked for two Operator Groups, a small Operator and two industry vendors and is experienced in Strategy and Commercial decision-making. Jason has chaired GSMA Roaming Innovation Group and won four industry awards for Innovation and ideas.
Skills and Expertise
Strategy, Roaming Regulation, M2M (Connected Living, Embedded Mobile), Open Connectivity (Roaming Hubbing, RAEX) 4G (LTE), GSMA (RING, AGREE, RHSG, BARG), AA.14, Aeronautical and Maritime Roaming, NRTRDE, Network Extensions, Dual IMSI, Interstandard Roaming.
Honours and Rewards
2006: GSMA Outstanding achievement award for my work in RING Group.
2008: GSMA Outstanding achievement award for contribution to RAEX, Infocentre Improvements etc. as Chair of RING in 2008.
2011: RING Leader 2011 for Leadership and Innovation from the GSMA RING Group.
2012: GSMA Outstanding Achievement award for contribution towards Compliancy Programme in GSMA.
2013: GSMA Achievement award for Editorial work on GSMA Standards
Stefano has been working in Telecoms for 20 years and holds in-depth knowledge of Mobile, IP, and Data technologies and their uses, and has proven and rewarded expertise in working on complex projects with global teams and in diverse business environments, cultures and geographies.
Most recently he served as Senior Product Manager of the IPX Platform and the Mobile Data services at Tata Communications, where his responsibilities included the launch of the company IPX offering, and to set and execute the strategy for new and existing products for Mobile Operators globally. Prior to Tata Communications he served as Group Product Manager of the IPX and Mobile Connectivity Services at Telecom Italia Sparkle. His extensive experience in Telecoms includes also, in total, roles of Product Management and Bid Management of IP, Managed Connectivity and Mobile Connectivity services.
He is well organized, dependable, thorough, timely, trustworthy, and always brings a positive attitude to his work. He works well in a team environment and independently.
Away from the office he spends as much time with his family as he can, enjoying playing with his little daughter. Whenever he has free time he heads the box for CrossFit training.
During my 18 years working for Vodafone in Roaming and Regulations and in my personal interests I have always demonstrated one key component of my character: dedication. Standards, rules and regulations are components of business life which have always made me thrive and that I enjoy working with.
I am motivated by challenging projects where I can understand all the factors and provide strategic guidance. I have demonstrated this through the many cases I have dealt with in my business career as well as in my commitment to GSMA Standards.
I am a team worker, I believe in confidence, initiative and team spirit. I love working collaboratively with different cultures. I am an active listener, contributor, leader and motivator. I have excellent capability to manage with stressful environment: when I am under pressure I focus and get the job done.
In my personal life I run Marathons Internationally,which include Rome, New York, Paris, Berlin and London. Aside from this I am fluent in English and Italian and I am working on French and Spanish.
After having studied modern languages and Business, James fell by accident into the world of Telecommunications. That was over 20 years ago and here has been ever since. Latterly James has been involved with all things SMS related and has personally experienced the industry from all angles – Hub, Aggregator, Mobile Network Operator and technology provider. He has particularly deep experience in Business Development, Client Management and Business Operations Support. His experience has been gained through working hands-on across the globe with a wide variety of clients and his expertise lies in finding the hidden value in areas many companies neglect.
He is a dynamic, culturally aware, detail oriented individual who firmly believes that building mutually beneficial relationships on a personal level in a sustainable environment is fun and is not at odds with keeping a keen eye on the ‘bottom line’. A huge network of industry relationships provides James and our clients with great industry insights and market knowledge. He is no stranger to airports and spends the majority of his time with our clients at their locations around the world.
James takes a holistic approach and is a qualified weightlifting instructor, trustee of a charity which serves the many and varied needs of his community and works closely with a local school to foster their relationships globally.
I have worked in Telecom for decades, but I only joined the roaming business by accident almost 15 years ago. I joined the roaming team of TDC (the incumbent in Denmark) when they became the first Partner Market operator to Vodafone in 2001. I quickly became involved in the many projects requested/mandated by Vodafone for TDC to implement as a part of the Partner program. One of our big achievements was to implement TAP3 in the Billing system and test and launch with all Vodafone operators in less than 6 months. For this effort I was awarded the TDC award for “Best Team Effort”.
I became responsible for building the strategy on Strategic Roaming Partnerships for TDC and turning it into a solid business. Alone I handled all the roaming relationships, meetings and negotiations, calculations, accruals, administration, reporting, etc. and I also represented TDC at the BARG meetings. During my 12 years in Roaming at TDC, I have been fortunate to travel around the world and visit many interesting cities and exciting countries.
I have always found the analytical part of partner management exciting and to negotiate agreements that were truly win-win for both parties is always a huge satisfaction. It’s like finding a gold nugget in the streams. I have also enjoyed attending various roaming conferences as a speaker.
In 2014 I was given an opportunity to build the roaming business for Ooredoo’s new operation in Myanmar. This was the adventure of a lifetime for me to be a part of a true greenfield operation launching 3G mobile services at affordable rates in a country filled with hope and aspirations after 50 years of isolation. I am proud to say that my team set a record of testing and launching with 75 networks in less than 5 weeks to meet a very ambitious management target.
I love to travel either for business or with my wife, and I enjoy goofing around with my two dogs. I love a good laugh and to get other people to laugh with me.