ABOUT

We empower consumers and enterprises to communicate and transact for any service, on any device, in any geography. We enable the globalisation of business and the closure of the digital divide.

 

ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) is a network of the leaders from the world’s largest wholesale carriers, who convene to discuss strategic issues and to agree collaborative activities with the aim of driving the next phase of growth for the industry.

The international wholesale carrier industry is a critical part of the global ecosystem, providing the backbone that enables digital services to be distributed around the world. The GLF’s primary objective is to advocate common priorities for the industry that will limit network fragmentation and improve interconnectivity so that new digital services can be delivered at scale. 

 

CLICK HERE to read an interview with GLF Chairman; Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW GLOBAL

COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES

The GLF collaborative activities are based on shared priorities around advancing interoperability, engaging with the wider ecosystem, introducing more sustainable investment models, and advocating international wholesale carriers’ role as the enabler of digital society and facilitator of future business models.

The collaborative initiatives are agreed by the GLF members and the working groups are formed from domain experts within the participating organisations. The working groups define deliverables and timelines for the projects, based on the overall objectives set by the GLF.

If you would like more information on the GLF collaborative initiatives and how your organisation can contribute, please contact Jussi Makela, Director of GLF (jmakela@capacitymedia.com)

MEMBERS

The GLF membership consists of the CEOs and heads of divisions of the largest carriers engaged in buying and selling capacity on a wholesale basis. Current members include:

 

AT&T BHARTI AIRTEL BICS
BT CHINA MOBILE CHINA TELECOM
COLT DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS ETISALAT
HGC IBASIS IDT
INTEROUTE NTT COMMUNICATIONS ORANGE
PCCW GLOBAL PLDT SINGTEL
SPARKLE SPRINT STC
TATA COMMUNICATIONS TELEFONICA TELEKOM AUSTRIA
TELIA CARRIER TELSTRA MNF GROUP 
TURK TELECOM INTERNATIONAL VERIZON  VODAFONE 

 If you wish your organisation to become a member, please contact Jussi Makela, Director of GLF (jmakela@capacitymedia.com)

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

GLF commissions and produces a number of white papers, market intelligence and thought leadership reports to form the basis for discussion and defining of objectives for the collaborative activities and projects. Some of these reports will be made available to public.