Published on: 31/May/2012

GSMA IWG 16 Plenary Meeting post-event report

Last week's meeting of the Interconnect Working Group of the GSMA has been universally described as very successful meeting regarding the agenda and new developments in interconnection between mobile operators. Held in Zagreb, Croatia, this meeting attracted over 60 telecoms professionals from mobile operators and service providers from around the globe.

Being the first ever GSMA meeting held in the Southeast Europe region, it has been an honour and a privilege for us to host it. It was really exciting to see colleagues from over a dozen countries and from the leading companies in the telecoms industry come together and we are happy that the meeting in Zagreb has been a success

We would like to take this opportunity and thank the GSMA for their cooperation in making us hosts and for the opportunity to make a joint presentation with T-Mobile Croatia on USSD. We feel that USSD is a topic that will gain more in importance as mobile operators increasingly look for new sources of revenue and we’re sure that our business model has much to offer.

Many thanks go out to the chair committee of IWG, with Elena Sacco from Telecom Italia as the Chair, Hajo Kiefer from Deutsche Telekom as Deputy Chair, and Jose Antonio Aranda from the GSMA as the IWG Director, as well as other GSMA executives who attended and participated in organising the event.

Meeting peers and networking with them are essential for moving the telecoms industry forward. It's an exciting and challenging time in telecoms and new ideas emerge every day. Discussing, refining and making them feasible is what meetings such as this are all about and our executives are active participants in many GSMA working groups, making our contribution to the future of telecoms.