Tofane Global and WIS join i3forum to support transformation in carrier business
Oct 23, 2018
By becoming members, Tofane Global and WIS can collaborate with other global carriers to produce recommendations that benefit the entire ecosystem
London, UK, 23 October 2018 – i3forum, a non-profit industry body focused on transformation in carrier business, has announced the addition of two new members to its board. Tofane Global and WIS will join 22 other carriers and vendors from around the world that collaborate to enable innovation and drive transformation across the industry.
i3forum members work together to solve the challenges that face the carrier industry and deliver real value. Its members develop, curate and share practical recommendations and best practice provided by the carrier ecosystem, for the carrier ecosystem.
“We are an open and inclusive organization that encourages unique perspectives and participation from across the carrier ecosystem,” said Philippe Millet, Chairman of i3forum. “i3forum provides a place for members to explore, share and debate the challenges that face our businesses on a day-to-day basis. All our members are empowered by a shared purpose and by working together we are shaping the future of our industry.”
i3forum was established in 2007 and its members have a combined fixed and mobile retail base totaling over two billion customers in over 100 countries. i3forum is not a standardization body itself but works in collaboration with the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
“By being part of i3forum, we are able to bring our voice to the table and share our transformation roadmap with other carriers from around the world,” said Alexandre Pébereau, CEO at Tofane Global. “For Tofane, i3forum is a platform where operators, providers, OTTs and technology vendors can contribute and learn from each other to facilitate the change and innovation in our industry.”
i3forum is driving the creation of the agile, adaptable and profitable carrier businesses of the future. The Code of Conduct released this year by the Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) along with i3forum is one of the many initiatives i3forum is driving to support long-term growth of carrier businesses.
“We’re excited to be part of an industry body that’s creating real and lasting benefits for the industry and having a positive impact in the long-term,” said Adrian Shatku, CEO at WIS. “By collaborating with different companies we can learn, develop and create recommendations today that have a lasting impact on the entire ecosystem. WIS believes in transformation and participating in critical conversations that are going to ensure the long-term sustainability of our industry.”
i3forum is a not-for-profit industry body that brings together the international Carrier ecosystem to enable and accelerate transformation. Its members promote industrywide collaboration with an open and inclusive model focused on enabling success in a changing market. i3forum decides the challenges and topics to address based on what will accelerate transformation and create real benefits for members and the entire telecommunications ecosystem. The members develop and curate practical recommendations and best practice for adopting and delivering new technologies, solutions and business models with the ultimate goal of having a positive and lasting impact on the telecommunications industry.
About Tofane Global
Tofane Global is the provider of unified communications solutions enabling operators and digital players worldwide with their core strategies, performance and transformation. As the result of the completion of Altice Europe N.V. (Euronext: ATCA, ATCB) international carrier business in France, Portugal, Dominican Republic, and with the impending acquisition of iBasis, a subsidiary of Royal KPN NV, Tofane Global will represent a group with €1+ billion in revenues, delivering over 30 billion minutes in 2017, present in 20 countries and serving over 1,000 operators. Tofane Global is addressing the $158+ billion international voice, data and mobile carrier market, by delivering coverage, scale and unified solutions to help customers perform and transform in the digital era.
About WIS Telecom
WIS TELECOM, headquartered in Rome, Italy, with additional offices in Milan, Italy, and Nivelles, Belgium, was formerly known as WIND International Services S.p.A. The company primarily operates in South and Eastern Europe and the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), where it is an undisputed leader in international telecom services.
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