Following the coronavirus outbreak, the GSMA had to cancel recently the Mobile World Congress 2020 which was set to be held in Barcelona. Following that decision and for the same reasons, the GSMA in conjunction with the event host MTN GlobalConnect, has decided to postpone the April 2020 WAS meeting in Cape Town to the same venue to March 2021.
The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (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.
WAS develops roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles. Additionally, it 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.
The GSMA and MTN GlobalConnect hope that the attending organisations understand the necessity for the decisions that have been taken and look forward to subsequent WAS events.