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MACH Testimonial 
GSMA Associate Member

“The GSMA continues to drive the evolution of the mobile industry and we at MACH have been an active contributor to GSMA programmes that unlock the complexity of pan-national operator relationships. Through  working group involvement including; Roaming Fraud, NRTRDE and Operator Interconnection and Interworking, we are proud to be an integral part of initiatives to establish and secure the international mobile operating infrastructure.” Guy Dubois, MACH CEO

To view the testimonial on GSM World, click here.


Training & Consulting
Extend your Portuguese experience

After Insights’09, MACH will deliver a 2-day training seminar on 11th & 12th June: MACH Examines…Roaming Business & MACH Examines... Data in Roaming
*Save travel costs by adding post-event training to your agenda.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to follow these courses specially designed for you, presented by our renowned roaming experts. To register or to find out more, click here or e-mail training@mach.com

Read about MACH's recent successful training seminars
- Rio de Janeiro (Spanish speaking), February 2009
- Denmark'Roaming - Let's Talk Business', March 2009


Optimus, Portugal launches Rent-a-game concept
Based on End2End Smart Pricing

End2End successfully launched its Smart Pricing solution with Optimus, Portugal in April, enabling Optimus to launch the Rent-a-Game concept - a concept which has not yet been explored by any other operator in Portugal.

To read more about this exciting solution and Optimus' comments, click here. 


MACH positioned for growth with global HR leadership
MACH Appoints Dea-Anne D’Amico as Vice President Global Human Resources

"MACH is at the forefront of technology and has an unrivalled track record of providing outstanding value and global customer service including roaming platforms, gaming portal and business-to-business e-commerce applications - anywhere and on any technology," said Ms. D'Amico. "What makes MACH unique is the passionate and creative talents that bring those values to life.  I look forward to helping them grow as we take MACH to the next level."

To read the Press Release in full, click here.

Industry updates
How is IOT going to be handled in the future in general, and more specifically in RAEX?

Several weeks ago, all operators could choose between 4 options. As from this week, a new vote will be requested by BARG Delegates and this time operators will be given 14 days to choose either option 2 or 3, the options which received most of the votes. The simple majority will then decide. 

The GSMA has held two Webex sessions to explain the remaining options with their pros and cons. Click here to read. 


"Telcos add to BI weaponry, but don’t use it to the max"
Vanilla Plus, April 2009

Savvy operators are looking for new ways to unlock the market intelligence in their business. All this is leading to mobile operators getting more imaginative with pricing strategy.

Lodewijk Cornelis, MACH CMO shares his thoughts and explains the need for rating individualism in this article by Mark Dye. To read the article in full, click here.

Ian Pannell, Chief Architect, GSMA on initiatives to support global market growth

Want to hear this speech? AND see presentations from:

• Mark Newman, Chief Research Officer at Informa on "economic trends in the mobile market”?
• Manuel da Costa Cabral, EU Commission representative on the impacts of the recent regulatory changes?
• Philippe Millet, Orange’s VP Customer Marketing & Development, International Wholesale Solutions on IPX?
• Joaquim Santos, Networks Director at Ericsson on new technologies?
• Stephen Ornadell, Head of Carrier Services, T-Mobile UK on EU Roaming Regulation and Fraud Protection
• Guy Dubois, CEO MACH on MACH’s vision and strategy for the future?
• Plus many others…?

All in one location? AND get the chance to network with fellow industry peers?

Sign up for THE industry event of the year – Insights’09

With the many festivals taking place in Lisbon in June, it’s the perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure.

To view the Insights’09 agenda and sign up for your complimentary pass, visit: http://www.mach.com/Insights09/

MACH Offsets Negative Roaming Revenue Impact from EU Regulation

EU Compliance Power Pack
The solutions will immediately counter the forecast reduction in revenues by implementing smart rating and price optimisation.  Moreover, MACH also includes in the pack its powerful solution to the ‘bill shock’ problem, by triggering timely customer notification whenever a usage threshold is reached. 

“The regulations approved by the European Parliament, combined with increasing competition both from within the mobile industry and from alternative communications technologies, mean that operators have to continuously monitor and reassess retail and wholesale pricing strategies,” says Lodewijk Cornelis, CMO, MACH. “MACH solutions turn, what seems at first sight to be, a huge obstacle to growth into an opportunity for operators to differentiate their offerings and reduce their operational costs.”

To read the Press Release in full, click here.
Read our German and French versions.

Data Fuse

Preventing “bill shocks”
To do this, roaming customers would be able to opt free of charge for a maximum financial limit from 1st March 2010, stipulates the compromise. One of these financial limits should be set at €50 (excluding VAT) or the corresponding data volume, agreed MEPs and the Presidency. This limit would automatically apply to all customers who have not made another choice by 1st July 2010, says the compromise text. 

Operators can choose volume limit, provided the corresponding financial amount of the default limit does not go above 50 € / month.

 The informal agreement says that providers will have to warn their customers when 80% of the agreed limit has been reached. Once the limit is reached, another notification should be sent, indicating the procedure to be followed if the customer wishes to continue data roaming. If the user does not respond the provider should cease all data roaming services.

Data Fuse from MACH eliminates “Bill Shock” and increases your subscribers’ data roaming usage, thus ensuring customer satisfaction.

Click here to find out more.

Industry events

46th GSMA Fraud Forum Meeting
13-15 May, Cebu, Philippines

James Stewart, Chairman of the Roaming Sub-Group of the GSMA Fraud Forum will be attending this meeting comprising over 100 fraud experts discussing the latest topics and issues.


CommunicAsia/BroadcastAsia 2009
16 - 19 June, Singapore

MACH´s Connectivity Unit will showcase its suite of carrier grade messaging services. Our international SMS service is serving enterprise customers such as Microsoft, Lycos Europe, KLM, Ericsson or Netsize as well as other industry sectors including Banking and Travel. The event has been running for 14 years, reflecting the latest developments in IT & Communications.

Meet MACH´s Connectivity Team in Hall 5 Booth 5D3-06. Request a meeting by e-mailing info@mach.com


CDG IRT Conference
14-16 July, The Netherlands

MACH’s US team will be attending the next conference hosted by Vodafone Netherlands in Maastricht. The overall theme will be Interstandard Roaming (CDMA, GSM, LTE, WiMAX).  To request a meeting, e-mail roco@mach.com

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