BT named leader in IPX networks in a global survey of Mobile Network Operators.

BT appears as top tier one IPX Network Vendor of 2016 as per a recent survey conducted by the Roaming Consulting Company (ROCCO). The survey spanned responses from nearly 244 MNOs in 200 countries, covering 40+ KPIs on performance and leadership.

On the performance parameter, one of the operators said “BT is an excellent supplier, helped us for more than 15 years and continue to be of great service.” [Read more…]

How MNOs can successfully monetise inbound and outbound wi-fi roaming.

By Steve Dyett
Head of Global Wi-fi Solutions
Wholesale Portfolio Development, BT

BT’s Wi-fi Roam is an innovative service to enhance wi-fi roaming, addressing the needs of users, operators and roaming partners, allowing the operator to provide a managed policy based user experience. Monetisation of the own customer base as well as the domestic wi-fi network can be combined with a quick and low-capex approach to offer global wi-fi roaming as part of an integrated cellular roaming portfolio. Sounds compelling? It sure is – and we tell you how. [Read more…]

BT and EE – 360 opportunities, by Miguel Rodriguez, EE.

As a former EE team, becoming part of the BT Group has meant hearing and talking about synergies from the very beginning, and these synergies have already started to bear fruit.

This is exciting times within the Roaming industry, with very relevant changes at Regulatory level within the EU, meaning the greatest possibilities ever for our BT and EE customers using mobile services abroad, but we can tell it is even more exciting at EE since we joined the BT Group.

In the Commercial Roaming team we are responsible for getting the best cost for BT and EE customers in any foreign destination, while attracting as much traffic on the BT and EE network from our roaming partners (foreign mobile operators) as possible. After becoming part of BT: [Read more…]

IPX – building the future.

The fact that the wave of data growth we are riding on today is about to break into a tsunami is probably a tired cliché. Internet of Things is being touted as the next big thing with various use cases like Smart meters and health monitors already being commercialised.

The advent of 5G with speeds of 60Gbps and latency as low as 1millisecond in trails are fast bringing science fiction into fact, driverless cars and remote surgery WILL be with us before 2020. [Read more…]

Business insights with Damien Staples, VP Global Wholesale Voice & Roaming.

Greetings from a very warm and sunny London!

Summer arrived in the UK with vengeance mid-July and with it has come the annual reprieve from my (usually hectic) travel schedule as I find myself hosting many of our customers in London, here to take advantage of the long days and balmy evenings!

The arrival of summer also marks the end of our first quarter (June 30). It has been an exceptionally busy start to our financial year – we have completed the re-organisation of our wholesale unit, which commenced in the spring; completed the complex integration of EE; and delivered a solid set of results reflecting strong commitment from our carrier partners to build their business with BT. [Read more…]