Carrier Community (CC) is a global telecom club established in 2008 and organizing annual global carrier community meetings in Dubai since 2014 for the members. CC has organized 4th annual Middle East 2017 GCCM – Dubai on October 4-5th, 2017. More than 280+ Club Members representing decision-makers from the Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 met and networked in Dubai
The Carrier Members get together from Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, Cable, Satellite, Data Centers and other related segments.
In addition, Carrier Community organized leisure activities such as an evening welcoming & a closing networking reception eveningwhile enabling networking in a private and relaxed atmosphere.
Reasons to attend Middle East 2017 GCCM - Dubai
An exclusive wholesale telecom operator event with only service providers attending
Meet more than 400+ wholesale members representing 250+ regional and international telecom operators.
Competitive entrée rates for 2 days at EUR 450 per delegate including all leisure activities and networking receptions.
Network in a private, relaxed and exclusive environment.
90% business networking sessions with only two executive panel session during the two days.
Middle East 2017 GCCM - Dubai
Tuesday, October 3
20:00 - 22:00
Pre-event Get Together Reception with drinks
Wednesday, October 4
08:30 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
08:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
11:00 - 12:00
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session –Join Lucky Draw during the session Topic: Cloud Challenges & Trends
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch Break
13:30 - 18:00
Members one-to-one meetings
14:30 - 15:30
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session – Join Lucky Draw during the session Topic: SMS Messaging
18:00 - 18:30
Closure of Day 1
19:00 - 23:00
Welcome Networking Reception with drinks, canapés and DJ
Thursday, October 5
09:00 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
09:00 - 12:00
Members one-to-one meetings
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 17:00
Members one-to-one meetings
17:00 - 17:30
Official GCCM Closure
19:00 - 22:00
Closing Evening Networking Reception with drinks and food
Set on Palm Jumeirah island in the Persian Gulf, this swanky beachfront hotel is 4 km from Aquaventure Waterpark.
Bright, chic rooms offer balconies and gulf views, plus minibars, coffeemakers and marble bathrooms. All have flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms add dining rooms, kitchens and access to a club lounge. There’s 24-hour room service.
Dining options include an acclaimed Italian restaurant, Vietnamese cuisine and an afternoon tea lounge. There’s a Venetian-style bar and a poolside bar. Among other amenities are 2 outdoor pools, a private beach and a spa, plus tennis, a gym and water sports.
Speakers & Panellists
Middle East 2017 GCCM - Dubai
Erik van Stokkom
CEO at VS Consulting
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 20 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions.
Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.
Sharad Kumar Thukral
CEO - Middle East & Africa at Route Mobile Limited
CEO of DigitalMe
Rrapid knowledge in the new arena of today's mobile telecom business.
Starting from VAS engineering, to handling major activities under operators’ startup office. Moving to become one of the most innovative marketers to change the dynamics of mobile telecom business in Bahrain and GCC. Lately I joined the formation of MTC group [currently known as Zain group], to start the deployment of strategies and systems related to Knowledge Base for the group. Moving all the way with the experience to handle the position of Launching Director for Zain Kuwait to establish the 3G/HSDPA Network.
And finally joining the group management to roll-out the biggest ever bidding project by Zain group (Zain-KSA bid project). After the success to have the post of Marketing Manager for Zain KSA operation.
Formally leading the Business Development division through international expansion and MVNO initiatives with the largest telecom distributor in the MENA region.
Currently holding the position of Regional Director for a multinational new startup operation in the MEA region to develop the business across mixed enterprises from Telecom, mFinance and ending with Green Energy solutions.
CCO at Epsilon Telecommunications
In December 2016, Carl joined Epsilon as Chief Commercial Officer as Epsilon enters a new, dynamic and exciting phase in its development. Carl Roberts has worked in the international Information and Communications Technology industry for over 30 years, with a proven track record in International Marketing and Sales, Business Management, Corporate Strategy & Development, M&A, Business Transformation, Implementation, Planning, Restructuring and Corporate Governance. Prior to joining Epsilon, Carl worked in his own Consultancy company (Hadaara Consulting) after having held numerous Senior Executive positions in Verizon, MCI, WorldCom Global One and IBM, having started his career in the legal profession working for Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co. In November 2015, at Capacity Media’s Global Carrier Awards, Carl received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of his remarkable career in wholesale and his contribution to the development and education of the industry”. Carl holds a Masters Degree in Languages & Politics from Oxford Brookes University (UK), is an English, Italian and French native speaker and is fluent in Spanish. He shares his time between Dubai (UAE), London (UK) and Paris (France).
Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX International AG
Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree (Diplom) in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008. Thomas was Head of the Research & Development department at DE-CIX until the end of 2015. Since 2016, Thomas King has been promoted to the newly-created position of CIO of DE-CIX.
Managing Director Equinix Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Jeroen Schlosser joined Equinix in December 2012 on the successful acquisition of the first Equinix IBX in the Middle East North Africa region. As a ICT leader in the emerging markets, he has since developed the Dubai data center to be a HUB for the MENA region, offering operational excellence, with a dense and diverse Network Ecosystem, Cloud density, serving a growing customer base of Enterprise and Financial Services verticals, including global, regional and local brands. Jeroen started his career in the payment industry where he was responsible for the roll out of the chip card for the leading payment provider in the Netherlands. In 1999 he joined TeleCity Group, responsible for setting up the organization in the Netherlands, and stayed onto lead the Operations function. Prior to joining Equinix, Jeroen served in a data center services company, providing management, datacenter strategy and operational consultations to Financials and System integrators in the Dutch market, including a leading investment & development company. Jeroen holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and currently resides in Dubai with his family, having moved to United Arab Emirates in 2012.
CEO, Partner at Platin Telecom
2014 - present PLATIN TELECOM S.R.O. / Chief Executive, Partner
A leading company in International Premium Rate Numbers sector.
2012 - present GREEN TELECOM S.R.O. / Chief Executive
A leading company in Premium Rate Numbers sector.
1997 - 2004 ETELCO AG / Founder, Chief Executive
A leading company in Premium Rate Numbers sector.
1996 - 1998 SWISSCALL AG / Founder, Partner
1995 - 1998 ORBITEL AG / Founder, Partner
A leading company in Premium Rate Numbers sector in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
1992 - 1995 NOVAVOX AG / Founder, Partner
Software development for IVR solutions and automatic messaging.
FIELDS OF INTEREST
Telecommunications, Internet Services, SMS, IP, Sales Management, Broadband, Cloud Computing, Mobile Marketing, IVR, Online Advertising, Solutions Marketing, Mobile Internet, VoIP, Product Management
CEO at FSE CONSULTING
Based in Paris, France, Florence is an experienced New Business Development Professional and Relationship Broker with deep expertise in the telecommunication industry. After a Master in International Trade (Paris II), she joined Telecom Italia during 10 years. She founded FSE Consulting 8 years ago to help companies to build market positions by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing impactful business relationships.
Identify and interpret market trends, as well as track individual contributors and their accomplishments to seek business deals. Contact potential partners, discover and explore opportunities to help companies to close new business. Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations, examining risks and opportunities, and estimating partners' needs and goals.
Commercial Director at Yuboto
Andreas is the Commercial Director of Yuboto, a leading acclaimed and 7 times awarded Mobile Marketing Company in Greece.
He joined Yuboto in 2012 and holds almost two decades of experience in telecommunications industry. He holds great motivation abilities and inspires teamwork. He is a sales oriented person and passionate for high value customer service performance.
Andreas will present the 2nd Generation Mobile Marketing Tools, that give access to unlimited and personalized mobile marketing campaigns via a simple SMS landed on a smart phone, and all 2nd Generation tools available at Yuboto's mobile marketing platform: "Yuniverse".
Andreas is a qualified Professional Business Trainer of National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and author of numerous best-seller Sales books and manuals.
Vice President Managed Services & Network Operations at GBI
Ismail Saeed is Vice President Managed Services & Network Operations, GBI. Previously, he was a CTO in Telecom Egypt and had worked in TE Data in Cairo as a Technical Operations Director.
Ismail has over 17 years of experience in the Telecommunications and the ICT field, building and operating large scale high quality networks, data centres and delivering wide range of end to end services to residential and enterprise customers.
Ismail has a Master Degree of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering.
We are global telecommunications provider of carrier-to-carrier, retail and outsourcing services. Since our establishment in 2005 we have continued to grow in both and number of customers and traffic.
Apelby Communications offers complex telecommunications services to voice carriers, small and medium enterprises and business clients.
Local presence in emerging markets together with PoPs in main hubs as Frankfurt, Hong Kong or London allows our wholesale department to offer most competitive international voice services all around the globe.
We strive for excellence in quality of services provided to both retail and wholesale customers.
Data Access Solutions Inc.
Data Access Solutions Inc. is a Toronto, based company which was formed as a wholesale provider of International Voice over IP (VoIP) services. A unique blend of diverse skills and experience forms the unmatchable core of our company.Through our owned and operated state-of-art equipments in Toronto and with cooperation of our worldwide partners, we offer termination services to over 150 countries worldwide.Data Access Solutions is one of the first companies deploying the new generation Mera VoIP Transit Softswitch ll (MVTS ll) at its facilities located at 151 Front Street, Toronto, as core of its network to ensure high performance and reliability for each and every call
Key benefits are:
Support of SIP, H.323 and their Variants
Advanced Transcoding Capabilities
Accurate billing through its Oracle Database.
Türk Telekom International
Türk Telekom International is 100% owned by Türk Telekom and acts as its international business unit handling all international data and wholesale voice business functions. Türk Telekom International provides single account management and unified network operations over the entire Türk Telekom International network which includes 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East and the Caucasus, covering a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. Türk Telekom International offers premium quality telecommunication solutions in the form of: guaranteed SLA-s, local experts, dedicated staff, centralized end-to-end network management, trustworthy and reliable attitude, delivering on commitments, on-time delivery, tailor-made, scalable and cost-effective technical solutions and a proven management team with a full service portfolio. Covering over 40,000 km of fiber optic network and more than 150 interconnections worldwide TTI is one of the most important players for the global telecommunications industry.
Since 2003 XICOMM has been developing, maintaining and designing voice over IP networks for businesses ranging in size from large corporation to medium and small and even sole proprietorships. In 2008, XICOMM launched its own dedicated network in order to become a world wide wholesale carrier. XICOMM is interconnected with more than 160+ carriers throughout the world, carrying over 5 Million minutes of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world on a daily basis. This enables us to successfully terminate your international voice traffic to anywhere in the world with the best quality possible and the most competitive rate in the market. Today, XICOMM is carrying over 5 Million minutes a day of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world. We bring together talented professionals with idea and expertise to provide solutions unique to each of our clients. The engineers, developers and Marketing Experts at XICOMM passes over 10+ combined years of knowledge and experience that guarantees our clients do receive the highest quality of Service, Our solutions are base on a combination of the latest technology, hi-tech equipment, comprehensive business experience and competitive rates. XICOMM's value proposition is centered on providing exceptional service to our partners every day. Our relentless focus on attention to our partners' needs is the cornerstone of our success and is what separates us from other telecom companies.
Yuboto was founded in 2007 and is a leading Greek company developing and providing comprehensive mobile marketing services and advanced telecommunications solutions.
Yuboto has created “Yuniverse”, an integrated online mobile marketing platform that allows anyone to create effective campaigns through SMS and MMS+®. Furthermore users can now create and manage customer loyalty systems (mobile loyalty cards), send electronic mobile tickets (mobile ticketing) and promote products or services through electronic coupons (mobile couponing).
Yuniverse has been awarded, with the Golden Award in Best Mobile Services Applications 2015 and the Silver Award in Best Mobile Advertising Campaign 2015.
Yuniverse is a pay as you go platform and is offered as “Exclusive Yuboto Partnership” for retailers or “White label mobile marketing platform” for wholesalers. Discover Yuniverse at https://services.yuboto.com/yuniverse/ and try the service with the free credits provided.
For more info please visit www.yuboto.com or download Yuboto’s Company profile here http://cl.ly/050T2P2b2Y1c
JeraSoft VoIP Carrier Suite is a full-featured Convergent Billing software. Its core structure and features are far beyond generic billing solutions. VCS offers Retail and Wholesale features that are aimed at automating standard tasks for telecom operators to manage various prepaid and postpaid VoIP services
Established in 2004, MADA is a telecommunications provider offering international voice, wireless broadband, SMS, and communications network services to operators around the world.
MADA footprint currently extends to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and North Africa.
MADA has points of presence (POPs) in major international telehouses in the United States (New York), The United Kingdom (London), and Jordan (Amman).
MADA portfolio includes:
International Voice Terminations, SMS, Satellite Services, Wireless Data Services, VAS for Mobile Operators, Project Management and Engineering Services.
Verscom Solutions is a market leading Systems Integrator and an innovative Cloud PaaS/SaaS Service Provider to Tier 1-2 Communication Service Providers as well as Wholesale Voice/Data Aggregators across the globe.
Our Go Cloud Service bundles ODINE, our suite of intelligent wholesale voice business management applications which provides flexible policy driven routing, route optimization, offer management, rating, billing, number portability, technical and business reporting & analytics, as well as dispute management, with best-of-breed SBC, TDM/SIP Interworking, and Transcoding services.
As a part of our end-to-end approach to providing Solutions for CSPs, we have a wide portfolio of solutions including IP Voice, EPC, IMS and VoLTE, Wi-Fi Offload, SD-WAN and vCPE, DPI/GiLAN, and many others, with a focus on next generation NFV and SDN based architectures.
With regional offices in Istanbul, London, Dubai and Lahore, Verscom Solutions’ geographical presence, experience, and cultural fluency bridges Europe and Asia, while uniquely serving emerging markets across Africa.
Nexge provides diverse range of NGN, VoIP, SMS & VAS Telecom Solutions to Service Providers. Nexge has an installation base of its solutions with more than 200 Service Providers globally. Service Providers utilize the Carrier Grade and secure Nexge Platforms for releasing Wholesale VoIP, Wholesale SMS Hubbing, Calling Card, Callback, Class 5 Voice over Broadband, Hosted PBX / IP Centrex, MVNO, Audio Conferencing and High Density Call Logging Solutions to their Residential and Business subscribers.
DIGITALK Carrier Cloud is a complete carrier routing solution for wholesale service providers, combining high availability networking, superior routing and rates management, and integrated wholesale billing and reporting. DIGITALK Carrier Cloud enables service providers to set up services rapidly and grow profitably.
DIGITALK is a trusted, carrier-neutral provider of Carrier, Consumer and Mobile communications solutions delivered on premises and in the Cloud to wholesale and retail service providers worldwide. DIGITALK offers complete, highly scale-able service delivery platforms supported by worldwide 24/7 SLAs and support services.
Tecomsa Telecommunications LTD
Tecomsa Telecommunications Ltd. is a leading provider of wholesale international voice connectivity and solutions in the telecom-related business field. The company has a large presence in the African, Asian and Latin American market, where it has acquired its expertise and efficiency.
Our aim is to connect the gap between traditional telecommunication services worldwide and new unconventional telecommunication services and to provide them across the globe.
Tecomsa maintains strategically partnerships and interconnections to major international Tier 1 carriers worldwide.
The main goal of Tecomsa is to meet and exceed customer’s demands in the most creative way, by offering exceptional services and price based on a combination of the state of the art technology.
For more information, please visit www.tecomsa-ltd.com or contact our sales team, e-mail: [email protected]
uCloudlink is the global leading CloudSIM mobile broadband product and solution provider, dedicated to make global mobility more accessible to all. Since its establishment in 2009 by a group of ICT experts, uCloudlink has been exclusively focusing on its proprietary CloudSIM solution composed mainly of the GlocalMe mobile broadband terminals and the uCloudlink PaaS platform.
The innovative CloudSIM solution makes users experience mobile internet globally with no limitations of SIM, no data roaming cost, and meanwhile always enjoy the strongest connection signal. We help enterprises save operation cost in terms of both the non-data-roaming solution for travelling employees and data management portals for enterprise administrators. uCloudlink empowers telcos and portable Wi-Fi rental companies to provide data services of global coverage which is the key to acquire and engage with more high-ARPU customers, and relieves telcos of the costly international roaming contract negotiations.
“GlocalMe” indicating “Connect Global, Pay Local”, is uCloudlink’s unique feature name of any of its mobile broadband terminals powered by the CloudSIM technology. E.g. GlocalMe portable Wi-Fi device, GlocalMe Smartphone, GlocalMe modem, etc.
Platin Telecom is a European company specializing in International Premium Rate Numbers (IPRN). IPRN is a value added service product, which can be sold internationally and used in countries where value added service numbers are not available. IPRN can be used for voice and data services, voting, live chats, call TV, quiz shows, and much more. The product has been very successful over the last years and has been implemented by various operators around the world.
The ANNECTO Group is primarily focused on providing Voice aggregation and Direct termination but also offers a suite of services such as SMS, Mobile Solutions, Mobile Financial Services, VAS Solutions and Managed Services. Established in 2003 and restructured in 2014, ANNECTO partners with over 250 carriers including MNO's, PTT's, Tier-1 companies and small niche suppliers across the globe.
The ANNECTO group also provides quality SMS solutions to Mobile Network Operators, Carriers and Enterprises through AMESSAGING.
AMESSAGING has recently deployed a state of the art SMS platform offering market leading Anti-Fraud solutions for MNO's and feature rich Trading services for partners.
ANNECTO continues to offer managed services for all telecoms services and also has access to its own DECT Guard Band License for rural coverage and small cell technology.
For enquiries please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Linxa is an innovative software company that provides wholesale business optimization solutions to telecom operators and carriers.
Through its product portfolio Linxa enables telecom companies to manage every aspect of their wholesale business. The product portfolio of Linxa consists of 3 main products:
Linxa Connect – a wholesale business optimization software,
Linxa Switch – a carrier grade class 4 soft switch
Linxa Cloud – a hosted wholesale platform.
Linxa Connect provides an integrated interface with a modular approach for managing different aspects of the wholesale business with Linxa Rates, Linxa Simulate, Linxa Route, Linxa Monitor and Linxa Bill with a proprietary approach on cost optimization and quality increase.
Linxa Switch is a high performance, scalable and hardware independent Class 4 soft switch that can work together with existing network nodes. It has an unparalleled processing power with 5 thousand CAPS and unlimited concurrent call capacity through its proprietary system architecture.
Linxa Cloud is a hosted wholesale platform that is powered by Linxa Connect and Linxa Switch. Linxa Cloud allows carriers to start their wholesale business without any initial investment through its locations in Frankfurt and Dubai.
Bankai Group is a globally recognized leader in ICT and services sector, with interests in wholesale & retail Voice and Telecom Technology business. From last 28 years, we have been instrumental in providing ultimate Voice & SMS Carrier Solutions worldwide with exceptional competence in IP interconnects. We automate the businesses of telcos, carriers, Tier 1 & 2 operators and service providers through BridgeVoice, an automated carrier platform for online trading & settlement of Voice, SMS and Unified Communications & Collaboration services. We also offer indigenously developed BSS, NSS and Mobile Finance Solutions for the telecom & VAS industry.
QBR TELECOM INC
“QBR Telecom Inc. is a USA based VOIP network service provider to customer and vendor globally. QBR Telecom has one of the most cost effective service in today’s market. Our state of art switch platform located in UK, provides best termination to clients. Our extensive expertise and relation with market leaders helps us to provide very high quality based routes. QBR Telecom has wide presence with global clients for in-country direct routes. These direct routes are exclusively monitored and provided to clients. This helps us to give best of the service to our clients. QBR Telecom respects each business need of the clients and our support team service make sure the clients get their need sufficed.”
Janacom has been active in the wholesale carrier market since 2007, pioneering and deploying IP based voice termination services on a worldwide basis with most of the International Carriers. Today, Janacom offers its carrier partners a single source for niche call termination to fixed and mobile networks by leveraging its relationships with local partners and entities to provide a quality of service that is of the highest standard.
Driven by customer requirements and the demands of an ever changing telecoms market, Janacom Carrier Voice opts for suppliers that offer exclusivity and price advantageous routes to all the destinations and emerging markets, giving particular focus to the Middle East, Africa , Asia, and Indian Sub-Continent. Choosing Janacom Carrier Voice as your preferred voice termination partner, standing by our core values such as Ethics and Integrity, we will provide the best platform for your business to maximize profitability and minute growth.
Panamax Infotech Ltd
Panamax Inc. is successfully scaling the international markets and helping telcos, carriers, MNOs & MVNOs to do business with advanced technologies. Our Business Support System (BSS) products extend converged & interconnect roaming solutions, rating, retail subscriber prepaid and postpaid billing, deal management, fraud management, and business process automation solutions. We provide Network Switching Subsystem (NSS) solutions through a complete product suite of Class 4 & 5 Switching solutions, Unified Communications, VoBB, IP Telephony, Transcoding & Conference solutions. Our mobile financial solutions (MFS) facilitate dynamic wallet management, mobile money, microcredit, international remittance and bill payment for telcos and Banks. Visit: https://www.panamaxil.com/
Middle East 2017 GCCM - Dubai
GCCM Dubai 2016 was a good event. Congratulations to the Carrier Community team for a great job of organization...
— Carl KS Teo, President at Ecocarrier Inc.
Thank you for your welcome and hospitality during the event. It was a very busy and good event for us...
— Tony Kelly, Group Sales Director, EMEA at Verizon Partner Solutions
Was wonderful to re-join the GCCM Family again in Dubai.
Another Well Organised event...Some things never change :-)...