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MEF has teamed up with Kaleido Intelligence, a roaming specialist research & consulting firm, to shed light on the technologies shaping the future of roaming. Chief of Strategy & Insights, Nitin Bhas, shares a quick overview of what to expect in two free reports released this week, available to download now.

The world of roaming is changing, fast. For a sector that, just three years ago was considered by most to be a ‘known quantity, dramatic changes to the worldwide travel, coupled with advancements in technology & connectivity needs, means roaming is changing, and it’s changing now.

Specifically, the reduction of active roaming due to COVID-19 has, of course, reshaped roaming business unit priorities and attitudes. It spears the industry is now on a path to recovery in this regard, though further ‘waves’ and travel restrictions cannot be ruled out.

But beyond that, the industry was already changing, as roaming demands change, technology evolves, and new business models emerge. To help the industry understand what the leading changes are in the industry, MEF has teamed up with Kaleido Intelligence, a roaming specialist research & consulting firm, to shed light on the technologies shaping the future of roaming.

Over the coming months, new, short, concise reports will be published by MEF, looking at the following key areas:

Kaleido tracks all these areas and more, running extensive primary research including operator surveys, constant vendor interviews, consumer surveys and more, with the focus of informing and enabling all those across the sector. And now, we’re thrilled that some of these insights can be shared through this report series over the coming months.

  • 5G Roaming
  • BCE in Roaming
  • Blockchain in Roaming
  • IoT Roaming
  • VoLTE Roaming

Each of these areas is high on operator & service providers priority lists, as they evaluate new business opportunities and ensuring a leading roaming service. Kaleido tracks all these areas and more, running extensive primary research including operator surveys, constant vendor interviews, consumer surveys and more, with the focus of informing and enabling all those across the sector. And now, we’re thrilled that some of these insights can be shared through this report series over the coming months.

Today, we are making available the first two reports of the series. Read all about them and download the reports for more info.

Preparing for 5G Roaming Success

The global COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted key industry verticals around the world, with unexpected variables essentially resetting investment priorities.

Consequently, mobile operators around the world have witnessed a decline in annual service revenues. However, this has not dampened the near-term investments and rollout of 5G and 5G roaming. The pandemic has made clear the vital role that 5G will play in domestic and international markets by enabling ubiquitous access to digital services across all key industrial and consumer sectors.

In this free report, we explain how the 5G roaming will evolve over the next 5 years and the opportunities 5G roaming will enable for mobile operators.

BCE in Roaming: Disruption, Differentiation or Distraction?

Traditional techniques for charging, reconciliation and settlement are simply not equipped to cope with a world where the growth in roaming traffic events is increasingly driven by devices such as cars and industrial equipment rather than smartphones.

BCE (Billing and Charging Evolution) is a simplified and flexible optional settlement method, designed to address the weaknesses in TAP and specifically enabling (via an automated process) the differentiation between different kinds of devices and traffic, and thereby facilitating the introduction of far more tailored, nuanced billing.

In this free report, we explain why the BCE business case, the challenges and implementation approach, and finally, the key elements to consider for BCE deployment.

Nitin Bhas

Nitin Bhas, Chief of Strategy & Insights, Kaleido Intelligence

  

Roaming Reports : Free downloads

The two roaming reports from Kaleido intelligence are available to download now. Preparing for 5G Roaming Success explains how the 5G roaming will evolve over the next 5 years, while BCE in Roaming: Disruption, Differentiation or Distraction? explores the BCE business case.

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