i3forum, a non-profit industry body focused on transformation in carrier business, has announced the addition of two new members to its board. Tofane Global and WIS will join 22 other carriers and vendors from around the world that collaborate to enable innovation and drive transformation across the industry.
i3forum members work together to solve the challenges that face the carrier industry and deliver real value. Its members develop, curate and share practical recommendations and best practice provided by the carrier ecosystem, for the carrier ecosystem.
“We are an open and inclusive organization that encourages unique perspectives and participation from across the carrier ecosystem,” said Philippe Millet, Chairman of i3forum. “i3forum provides a place for members to explore, share and debate the challenges that face our businesses on a day-to-day basis. All our members are empowered by a shared purpose and by working together we are shaping the future of our industry.”
i3forum was established in 2007 and its members have a combined fixed and mobile retail base totaling over two billion customers in over 100 countries. i3forum is not a standardization body itself but works in collaboration with the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
“By being part of i3forum, we are able to bring our voice to the table and share our transformation roadmap with other carriers from around the world,” said Alexandre Pébereau, CEO at Tofane Global. “For Tofane, i3forum is a platform where operators, providers, OTTs and technology vendors can contribute and learn from each other to facilitate the change and innovation in our industry.”
i3forum is driving the creation of the agile, adaptable and profitable carrier businesses of the future. The Code of Conduct released this year by the Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) along with i3forum is one of the many initiatives i3forum is driving to support long-term growth of carrier businesses.
“We’re excited to be part of an industry body that’s creating real and lasting benefits for the industry and having a positive impact in the long-term,” said Adrian Shatku, CEO at WIS. “By collaborating with different companies we can learn, develop and create recommendations today that have a lasting impact on the entire ecosystem. WIS believes in transformation and participating in critical conversations that are going to ensure the long-term sustainability of our industry.”