LUXEMBOURG, May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MACH, the leading provider of hub-based mobile communications exchange solutions, http://mach.com announced that Tue From Hermansen, Director, Next Generation Solutions, will deliver a presentation on WiMAX roaming, entitled 'The WiMAX Roaming Business Case,' on 16th June, 2010 during the WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2010, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In addition, Ramon Castillo, MACH Technical Product Manager, has been selected to chair the subsequent panel discussion entitled 'What will WiMAX Roaming Look Like? Collaborating to Realise the Global Ambition of the WiMAX Proposition.'
While WiMAX provides an important evolutionary step in 4G mobile communications, it also presents challenges for successful deployment for communications service providers because of the inherent complexity involved in implementing WiMAX roaming, said Tue From Hermansen. The current 'spaghetti model' of bilateral agreements will no longer be efficient, cost effective or even feasible with WiMAX. A hubbing model is the ideal, and some would say the only, solution for WMAX roaming implementation.
Hermansen's presentation will address the advantages of adopting a hubbing model for implementing WiMAX roaming versus the establishment of a myriad of bilateral roaming agreements amongst global operators of all kinds. Hermansen will examine the differences between a connection HUB + bilateral RP approach and a connection HUB + multilateral approach. He will conclude the session with a brief overview of the business case for WiMAX roaming.
Castillo's panel will discuss the readiness of WiMAX roaming and the business models, both post paid and prepaid, that will support it. During the panel, operators will be invited to share their experiences related to both national and international roaming.
Both Hermansen and Castillo will leverage their combined 26 years of experience in the wireless roaming market and their experiences working with MACH's mobile roaming customers and the company's family of managed hubbing solutions, which include the Link2One roaming hub, SMS and MMS hub, dual IMSI and inter standard roaming (ISR) services. MACH's world-class expertise in hub-based mobile communications exchange solutions and its HUB-XC(R) suite of integrated hubbing applications and managed services connect any provider of any mobile application over any technology to build, deliver and monetise customer-centric mobile business models.
The WiMAX Forum Global Congress is the world's only globally-focused WiMAX trade show, providing a unique and invaluable forum for the global WiMAX community to come together. Attracting attendees from more than 115 countries, including 56% of the world's top 100 operators, the event delivers business-focused and informative events for the WiMAX industry, taking advantage of the well-established global ecosystem of device vendors and 550+ real WiMAX deployments. More information can be found at http://www.wimaxforumglobalevents.com.
Note to Editors:
1. The mobile value chain, roaming eco-system, hubbing and outsourcing are among the topics to be discussed at MACH's annual Insights conference scheduled to take place in Rome from 7-9 June, 2010. For more information and to sign up to this conference, visit:
MACH operates the world's leading hub-based mobile communications exchange, uniting the global telecommunications marketplace. MACH HUB-XC(R) provides the platform for the efficient exchange of mobile traffic, of service validation, delivery and billing information, and of settlement transactions. MACH is the largest provider of data and financial clearing solutions for wireless roaming and operates the world's largest open connectivity roaming hub, Link2One. Headquartered in Luxembourg, MACH has offices in 12 countries and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. MACH serves more than 650 customers, including Orange, Telefonica, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and Microsoft, as well as enterprise messaging customers like KLM.
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