1,200
Visitors

from over
140 Countries

Representing
300 Mobile Operators

This event was one of the best of the last 4 years WAS/BARG’s. The facilities were great. All in one place. Lots of hotels in the neighborhood. Flexible lunch time (I.e. no fixed lunch slots you need to schedule for). Food was also good. Good amount of networking tables. Areas were clean and tidy at all times. The official Gala night was great. A very well organized WAS.
Regional Director Roaming Africa & Middle East, , Telenor Global Wholesale.
A fantastic WAS event. It certainly surpassed all expectations. The venue was really top class, and I thought the ANAM event on Tuesday evening was judged perfectly. This event was great success, and I don’t remember hearing a bad word from anybody. You should all be very pleased with how it went. And I have to say that having Noel and the rest of your leadership team doing the meet and great for everyone was a great touch. We at Telia were all impressed!
Regional Director EMEA & NA | Mobile Data Solutions, , Telia Carrier.
A great WAS4 Event.   The team from Anam did an outstanding job of hosting WAS4 and that it was in Dublin made it even better.   It was my first WAS Event and the opportunity to meet new people and network was great.   Everything was so well organized and professionally done.  And even with all the hard work and long hours, there was always a smile on the Anam Team’s faces.  It was also great that when asked who our A2P Partner was I could proudly say Anam Technologies
International Business, , Digicel Group.
An excellent WAS#4 event.  Over the four days, everything ran so smoothly and the venue worked really well.  I’ve only heard positive feedback so really well done again as I know it required a lot of planning to bring it all together.  We had a really good conference and being able to demo our solution made a big difference.
Key Account & Communications Director,, Cubic Telecom.
The WAS#4 event was really great for both business and social parts. I enjoyed my visit to Ireland. We will definitely remember Anam when we need a reliable partner in your  fields.
Head of Roaming Development, Tele2 Russia.
I very much enjoyed Dublin and ANAM did an excellent job organizing the event and for me it was the best WAS event so far!
Global Business Development Consultant, , Airtel-Vodafone.

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Dear WAS#4 delegates,

It was truly Anam’s pleasure to bring GSMA’s WAS#4 meeting to Ireland (the largest BARG or WAS meeting to date). For 4 days from Oct 31st until Nov 3, 2016 the Convention Centre in Dublin’s city centre played host to 1200 attendees who came from more than 140 countries and representing 300 global mobile operators. We are overwhelmed with positive feedback on the event, from delegates most of whom had never been to Ireland but have vowed to return. I would like to thank my team at Anam for embracing the opportunity to host this prestigious meeting and for delivering such a successful event.

The international diversity of the WAS community is mirrored here in Ireland where our small highly globalised economy has a large exporting sector and a significant number of multinational corporations.  An English speaking country in the Eurozone, Ireland’s highly educated, innovative and young population offers a multinational and multilingual melting pot of skills with a positive attitude to match.Also in line with WAS gatherings, Ireland is growing – the economy here grew at 7.8% in 2015, the fastest rate in Europe.  

The fit between WAS and Ireland was also evident on the social front – WAS meetings represent a quite unique combination of social and business interaction and Irelands “friendly and welcoming people” combined with our hospitality facilitated this aspect of WAS, forging stronger deeper linkages between people and organisations. Our visit to the Guinness Storehouse on Tuesday evening was very well received. 

Finally I wish to thank the GSMA for selecting ANAM as the Host for WAS#4 , I thank you, the delegates, for attending in such great numbers and we look forward to progressing friendships and business at WAS#5 next March in Macau.

Noel Kelly,
CEO

What is WAS?

Overview

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) is a working group within the GSMA. WAS is responsible for Operator-to-Operator and Operator-to-Hub interoperability (including Interworking and Roaming) to provide GSMA members with a consistent, reliable GSM service for members to offer their customers. The WAS group comprises in the order of 3,000 members.

Key Topics

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) develops roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles. Additionally, WAS supports GSMA programs and projects with the development of roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles that are unique to the needs of these efforts, as appropriate.

What the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group Does

  • Develop and maintain  roaming and interconnect agreement templates, solutions and charging frameworks as listed below:
  • Support of new prioritised projects and study of impacts;
  • Dialogue with GSMA leadership and provide recommendations on all matters related to roaming and interconnect;
  • Continuous improvements of official documentation

How to Get Involved

If you would like more information on any of the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group activities, please contact WAS@GSMA.com. If you are interested in contributing and attending the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group then please contact Membership@gsma.com to become a GSMA Member.

Meetings

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group have two face to face events per year.

The Wholesale Agreement and Solutions Group subgroups will meet every 2 or 3 months for face to face meetings and conference calls. Participating companies attending meetings should make adequate travel budget.

We are proudly supported by Fáilte Ireland and Meet in Ireland.

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