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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)

GLF CODE OF CONDUCT AGAINST FRAUD

GLF has launched in partnership with the i3forum an industry-led Code of Conduct to reduce fraud in the international wholesale market. The publication of the Code of Conduct represents an endorsement of i3forum’s work in this critical area, and a key step in the industry’s leading players’ concerted effort to reduce fraud, which cost the industry an estimated US$17 billion annually.

The signatories to the Code of Conduct are: A1 Telekom Austria, BICS, BT, BTS, China Telecom Global, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Globe Teleservices, HGC, iBasis, Identidad Telecom, IDT, Interoute, MNF Group including TNZI, Orange, PCCW Global, S and BTS Global Corp, Sprint, Tata Communications, Tele2, Telefónica, Telia Carrier, Telstra, Türk Telekom International, Veon and Vodafone. The GLF and i3forum encourage all carriers to join the industry commitment to reduce fraud and sign up to the Code of Conduct.

CLICK HERE to download the Code of Conduct for international carriers for the prevention of fraud.

As part of this initiative, the GLF has published its inaugural report on fraud in the wholesale industry titled “Taking Action Against Fraud”. The report details the state of fraud in the industry and demonstrates the actions taken by international carriers to reduce and mitigate fraud. CLICK HERE to download the report.

For more information and details on how your organisation can join the effort, 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.