Syniverse Enables Swisscom’s Roaming Monetization

Syniverse Becomes First Vendor to Offer New Industry Standard Commercially to a Major Mobile Network Operator

Syniverse announced it has enabled Swisscom, the leading telecommunications provider in Switzerland, to monetize wholesale roaming traffic using the GSMA’s new Billing and Charging Evolution (BCE) industry standard. swisscom Wholesale Roaming Monetization

The agreement enables Swisscom and its extensive network of other mobile operator partners around the world to better prepare for scalable growth, especially as emerging technologies, including 5G and narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), continue to add more connectivity and complexity to the clearing and settlement process.

Designed with the future in mind, BCE introduces a new level of flexibility to both charging and settlement models while reducing the need to send detailed traffic records daily. BCE permits reports between mobile operators to be exchanged upon previously agreed bilateral agreements for use in support of wholesale invoicing and settlement. In cases where more detailed information is required, for example, in dispute cases, BCE makes it possible to also send detailed data records (DDRs) to mitigate potential inaccuracies in non-aggregated billing records.

By implementing these new methods for monetizing wholesale roaming, Syniverse allows for network usage between operators to be reconciled more quickly and accurately. This enables Swisscom and its partners to exchange wholesale roaming invoicing and perform settlement more accurately and efficiently.

Aided by its long-standing customer relationship with Swisscom, Syniverse has cemented its leadership position in data clearing, financial clearing, and settlement by being the first clearing house agent to support the BCE standard as a modular and holistic solution. Utilizing the highest level of automation, Swisscom and its mobile network operator partners are now able to access and transfer data securely from any format, irrespective of the original source or end-destination format, through a GSMA-compliant platform that makes the entire monetization process frictionless.

Addressing various business challenges, including ambiguity in commercial framework, disconnected workflows, billing disputes, and the exchange of heterogeneous data formats, Syniverse adds value by offering its customers streamlined workflow management tools that underpin the support of new wholesale roaming use cases efficiently and profitably to augment customers’ business growth.

Anna Gussmann, Senior Director, Customer Products & Industry Relations, Syniverse: 
“As increased complexities with new technologies such as 5G and varying iterations of IoT continue to emerge, the mobile industry at this current time is certainly ripe for a revolutionary clearing and settlement standard that introduces a new level of flexibility in support of existing and new use cases. Syniverse provides mobile network operators and their partners with a platform that is both flexible and modular to exchange data, reconcile billing, and settle transactions seamlessly. As industry experts in this space, Syniverse is proud to lead this effort in conjunction with the GSMA and Swisscom, ultimately solving key challenges while creating greater efficiencies and market growth.”

Jérôme Wingeier, Head of Roaming, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd.: “For Swisscom and the whole industry, the development of the new industry standard is an important building block to fulfill future requirements in our international business. With emerging technologies such as IoT and 5G, we will need much more connectivity across networks and must cope with increased complexity. Syniverse has been a very professional and innovative partner, bringing all of us forward. We are glad to have taken the next step in future billing and supporting GSMA members to develop our common business successfully.” swisscom Wholesale Roaming Monetization

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