The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) is a working group within the GSMA. WAS is responsible for Operator-to-Operator and Operator-to-Hub interoperability (including Interworking and Roaming) to provide GSMA members with a consistent, reliable GSM service for members to offer their customers. The WAS group comprises in the order of 3,000 members.
The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) develops roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles. Additionally, WAS supports GSMA programs and projects with the development of roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles that are unique to the needs of these efforts, as appropriate.
What the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group Does
Develop and maintain roaming and interconnect agreement templates, solutions and charging frameworks as listed below:
- Support of new prioritised projects and study of impacts;
- Dialogue with GSMA leadership and provide recommendations on all matters related to roaming and interconnect;
- Continuous improvements of official documentation
The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group have two face to face events per year. The Wholesale Agreement and Solutions Group subgroups will meet every 2 or 3 months for face to face meetings and conference calls. Participating companies attending meetings should make adequate travel budget.