MADRID, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Link2One, provider of the world's fastest growing multi-lateral roaming hub, announced today that it has passed yet another important membership milestone and continues to record exceptional growth. The number of operator members more than doubled in the quarter just ended and Link2One now has over 60 operator members in 50 countries worldwide.

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The pioneering Link2One hub has been developed by MACH, the leading provider of solutions to simplify and accelerate the creation and operation of the mobility supply chain, in partnership with Telefonica, one of the world's largest communications operators. It offers global roaming coverage to operators through one agreement and one connection, in addition to full Inter-Standard Roaming capabilities covering GSM and CDMA technologies.

Link2One is a fully-operational, global coverage Open Connectivity roaming hub that delivers carrier-grade service, combining industry Open Connectivity requirements and MACH's stringent product testing programme and service standards.

Link2One's proven reliability, competitive pricing structures and the speed at which operators can join the hub are reflected in the numbers we have announced today, said Terence Ledger, Senior Vice President of Link2One. We have been leading innovation in Open Connectivity hub development and management for 5 years, and the growth statistics announced today highlight our leadership position in the industry.

Increasing regulation of the mobile roaming market, along with heightened consumer sophistication and competition, have put pressure on mobile operator roaming revenues. At the same time, growing consumer demand for data-based applications has changed the nature of roaming services, requiring operators to quickly embrace new technologies. The resulting margin pressure requires that operators reduce time-to-market for new services and drive down costs in their roaming business.

Link2One brings over 20 years combined experience in setting up and managing roaming agreements so that operators can quickly establish their roaming business based on proven principles.

Access to new partners, to the full range of roaming technologies and services, and to emerging technologies and providers, is fast and risk-free. The ongoing cost of operating partner agreements is greatly reduced, and members can leverage MACH's full range of roaming services including clearing and settlement, messaging, fraud protection and business intelligence solutions.

Link2One has greatly simplified the management of our roaming relationships and reduced the cost of operating our roaming business. We can now get to market faster, and concentrate on delivering a reliable, innovative and competitive portfolio of services to our customers, said Steve Lambourne, Technical Sales Director of CTS Gibraltar, part of the CTS Group and the new 3G operator covering the 7 million roaming visitors each year to the European state. With Link2One, we receive a single IMSI roaming solution, access to our most important destinations and new roaming partners every month without the need to maintain a large roaming department.

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Contact: Ingbritt Lindroth - T: +352-27-756-426 - M: +352-661-756-426 - E:

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