Operator Interconnect and Roaming Services: GSMA WAS#9 Chair Kathleen A. Leach on Industry Facilitation and Collaboration

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The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group, GSMA’s largest working group held its ninth plenary session, WAS#9 last week (8th April 2019 - 11th April 2019) in Kuala Lumpur. The event was hosted by Anam Technologies, a leading provider of SMS Firewall and A2P Monetisation solutions for Mobile Operators across the globe.

The Fast Mode took the opportunity to speak to WAS chair, Kathleen A.Leach from Sprint Corporation on the strides made by the biggest working group within GSMA over the years. The interview touches on the role of WAS in promoting engagement and collaboration between Operators and in catalysing the development of an ecosystem of Operators, vendors and affiliate partners aimed at facilitating interconnect and roaming agreements between Operators and enhancing the technologies, solutions and services in this space. Kathleen also shares on the success of the event and the group’s vision for all the players in this market.

Watch the video below 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 Darragh Kelly, Chairman of the Board of Anam on the growth of the company and its solution offering as well as its role as the second time host of the WAS#9 event - 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

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