Anam's Chairman Darragh Kelly on Company Growth, A2P SMS Security and GSMA's WAS#9

GSMA’s WAS#9 is taking place this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with major global operators and leading vendors coming together to discuss agreements and solutions in the voice/messaging, interworking and roaming solutions space. WAS which stands for Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group is one of GSMA’s working groups and is responsible for overseeing the interoperability between Operator-to-Operator and Operator-to-Hub including interworking and roaming services.

The event is hosted by Anam Technologies, a leading provider of SMS Firewall and A2P Monetisation solutions for Mobile Operators across the globe, covering more than 250 million subscribers across 65 countries. Anam’s offerings allow Mobile Operators to screen billions of messages flowing through today’s mobile networks via the use of firewalls that play an important role not only in ensuring the security of messaging but also in reducing revenue leakages and enhancing monetization opportunities, specifically on Operator’s A2P traffic.

The Fast Mode spoke to Darragh Kelly, Chairman of Anam Technologies on the growth of the Ireland-based company over the years, with a brief overview of its suite of solutions and expansion of its presence in Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa, as well as its role as the second-time host of the prestigious WAS#9 event.  

Watch the video for the full interview.

Other interviews from WAS#9

Interview with Patrick Gatt, Senior Manager - Wholesale & International Services of GO Malta on challenges and solutions for monetizing operator messaging traffic - here

Interview with Cedric Gonin, Senior Director of Marketing, Mobile Services of Orange on monetization of A2P traffic and the way forward for Operator messaging business - here

Interview with GSMA WAS#9 Chair Kathleen A. Leach on the Role of WAS on industry facilitation and collaboration for Operator interconnect and roaming services - here

Interview with Brian D’Arcy, Chief Commercial Officer of Anam on the trends in the A2P market, the challenges facing Operators in the messaging space and the monetization opportunities -  here

Interview with Zoran Vasiljev, CEO of Apigate on the partnership with Anam for the delivery of highly accessible and secured messaging platform -  here

Executive Editor of The Fast Mode | 5G | IoT/M2M | Telecom Strategy | Mobile Data Innovations 

Tara Neal covers stories on strategies and initiatives in the Digital Telco space, and anchors the 5G and IoT/M2M verticals on the publication. Tara holds a First Class Honours in BSc Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics, UK and is a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute, United States. Tara has over 20 years experience in technology and business strategy.

Follow her on Twitter @taraneal11, LinkedIn @taraneal11, Facebook or email her at


Interview with Zoran Vasiljev: Apigate and Anam Partner to Deliver Highly Accessible and Secured Messaging Platform


GSMA WAS#9: Brian D'Arcy of Anam on How A2P SMS Security Enhances Monetization for Mobile Operators



Artelligence 2019

Network Virtualization and SDN Asia

Network Virtualization & SDN Americas

Mobile 360 Digital Societies 2019

TADSummit 2019

MWC Los Angeles 2019

The Digitrans Forum 2019

Mobile 360 Eurasia 2019