2016 will mark a major turning point in the roaming landscape, especially in Europe with the first stage of mandated reductions in roaming fees, leading to the end of roaming charges within and between the member states in 2017. As of April 2016, the maximum surcharge will be €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 for […]Continue reading
The global mobile market is facing a time of great change, challenges and opportunities, which many predict will intensify in the year ahead. As described by Chetan Sharma, the 4th wave of digital services, beyond voice, text messaging and data access is the enabler for new models, which will capitalize on advanced technologies and capabilities. […]Continue reading
Up to 50% of your subscribers are in possession of a 4G handset but do not have an LTE subscription or do not have access because of incorrect provisioning. But, you can’t fix it because you don’t know it. In fact, you can’t see it. Our new analytics monitoring solution, iBasis InVision, helps you turn this roaming challenge into active 4G roamers and additional roaming revenues.
“You can’t manage what you can’t see” is a popular axiom at the foundation of iBasis roaming management strategy: maximize visibility across all networks.
The InVision Opportunity Identifier, a new module within the InVision platform, enables you to quickly identify subscribers who own a 4G handset but either don’t have an accompanying LTE subscription or do have one, but were incorrectly provisioned in the system – depriving the user of LTE services for which he/she is paying and very possibly leading to an unhappy customer.Continue reading
Most mobile operators around the world are planning to launch voice service over the LTE infrastructure, better known in the industry as VoLTE. Before 2014, standards bodies such as the 3GPP and GSMA, along with most mobile operators, were considering the Local Breakout (LBO) model for VoLTE roaming. In this model, a visited LTE operator provides local breakout of roaming calls, routing them locally or sending them to the home network for routing. This was considered an effective voice roaming model, similar to the roaming model used by 3G networks.Continue reading