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Issue 6 I June 2013

Carrier Community e-magazine Wholesales Industry & Community News www.carriercommunity.com

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Wida Schmidt

Editorial

CEO at Carrier Community

D

ear Readers,

I am delighted once again to announce the June 2013 e-magazine edition with special features about our 2013 Singapore GCCM which took place on 17th June 2013. The June issue also captures information about some industry recent news and reports. In addition we have outlined information about our forthcoming ENPM 2013 event hosted by Orange and to be taken place on 10-12th September 2013 in Paris. The final page of this issue highlights the name of the carriers that have recently joined our club. GCCM 2013 Singapore On 17th June we have managed successfully to organise our 3rd in a row Asia-Pac Annual GCCM event where 207 senior carrier wholesale executives representing mobile, voice, data , telehouse, datacentre have attended to do business and network. More info to be found in our special Singapore 2013 GCCM report ENPM 2013 in Paris Our club is organising for the 3rd time in a row successfully the exclusive Annual European Network Planning Meeting (ENPM). This year the event is taken place in Paris from 10-12th September hosted by Orange and sponsored by Acme Packet and Dialogic. We are once again proud to be the organiser of this exclusive club’s event. We expect more than 120+ guest representing CTOs, Network Planners and Capacity Management as well as Operation. Fantastic after event evening reception parties are organised for all delegate guests. Industry news Once again, we have picked up a few telecom related industry news to keep our members informed about the latest news happening in our industry. Members joined New members are joining our club every month. This month once again we have included the company names recently joined. As of today we have qualified more than 2600 carrier executives representing 1300+ carriers worldwide. Our members feedback and comments are very important for us so please write to us so that we can further improve the services and grow this exclusive and global club. Once again BIG THANK YOU for all your support and trust.

Wida Schmidt, CEO

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Special GCCM Report

Annual Asia-Pac 2013 Singapore GCCM event, 17th June 2013

On 17th Juen 2013 we have successfully organised our 3rd in a row Annual Singapore 2013 GCCM event. Our special THANKS goes to the official sponsors who have trusted and supported us to organise such a fantastic and successful event: StarHub, Blueberry Telecom, PCCW Global, Golden Telecom, LANCK Telecom, WorldHub Communications,Yaband, Excila Telecom, Epsilon Telecommunications, Aloe Systems and iCom Voice. While having only 74 guests at our 2012 Singapore GCCM, we are proud to announce that at our 3rd Singapore 2013 GCCM, we have had 207 delegate guests registered, representing 113 carriers from 35 countries worldwide. 23% of our delegates represented C-Level, 43% - VP/ Director levels and 34% - Manager level. 70% of our member guests came from Asia region, 20% attended from Europe, 5% from Middle East and 5% from USA/ Canada were registered. Our guests have also enjoyed the evening networking parties on both 17&18th June hosted by Carrier Community and StarHub, were they have successfully networked with 600+ wholesale executives. For the first time, we have managed successfully to have 5% of attendees representing mobile segment followed by 25% data segment and 65% voice and 5% other segments such as SMS, Value Added Services, Telehouse, Datacenters and etc. For 2014 Annual Singapore GCCM, we plan to launch a new GCCM website and expand the number of attendees for roaming, mobile and data. Moreover, we will move to a new and spacious venue which will enable us to include exclusive meetings rooms, more space for the exhibitors as well as private and exclusive bilateral tables. The details of the new venue and the dates will be published soon. We hope to see you all at the Annual June 2014 Singapore and London April 2014 GCCM events. Should you have any interest in becoming our 2014 official sponsors and support us, please contact us at: events@carriercommunity.com.

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2013 Attended Carriers

--Excila Telecom --Expereo Singapore Pte. Ltd. --First Technology Development PTE Ltd. --Fizan Telecom --FORTIS Communications --FL-Connect Telecom --Gibtelecom --Global Connect --Globe Telecom, Inc --Glory Technology (H.K) Group Ltd --Golden Link Telecom --Golden Telecom --Heer Teleservices Limited --HKCOLO Limited --iCom Voice Ltd --Indosat Singapore Pte Ltd --INS Telecom --Intercall --International Access --Interxion --iVoice Networks Pte Ltd --iBasis --Keywest Communications --Kryptos Global --Keyhan Telecom Lnc. --Lanck Telecom --Level 3 communications --MimTel --M800

--Asia Telecom Ltd --Acasia --Aloe Systems --Amazon --Ashan Telecom --Atrato IP Networks --Bhaoo --Best Business BPO --BG TEL Limited --Bics --Blackbridge --Blueberry Telecom --BT Global Telekom Markets --BTS --Kol Telecom Services LLC. --CEL Telecom Limited --China Mobile International --China Telecom --China Unicom (SP) Operations Pte. Ltd. --Chung Hwa Telecom Singapore Pte Ltd --Centennial Gateway Sdn Bhd --Communication Hub --Desh Telecom --Deutsche Telekom Asia Pte Ltd. --Digi --EasyTalk Communications Pvt. Ltd --Ecocarrier Inc. --Epsilon Global Communications --e-SAT International

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2013 Attended Carriers

--Synectiv --ShangHai Shrine --Skytel Services --Tata Communications --Tawasul Telecom --TeleGeography Research --Telekom Malaysia Berhad --Telecom New Zealand International --TeleWhite --Telex Limited --TeliaSonera --Telin --TIME dotCom --Toolbox Network Pte Ltd --TransferTo --tyntec Ltd. --Unique Infoway Ltd. --Vasudev Global Limited --Verscom --Viber Media Inc. --VNPT Global HCM Branch --Voxbeam Telecommunications Inc. --Vocus Communications Pty Ltd --VoIPmonster PTY Ltd --Worldhub --XConnect Global Networks Ltd --Yaband International (Asia) Ltd

--Mainberg --Matrix Networks --Maxis --Mir Telecom Ltd --Multinet Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. --Mesh Telecom Inc. --New World Telecommunications Ltd --NTT Singapore Pte Ltd --Positive D / PayNetwork --PayPal --PCCW Global --Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. --Progressive Telecom --PTCL --Quantum Telecom --Quickcom --QSR Systems Pte Ltd. --Roots Communications --RouteTrader Ltd --SAP Mobile Services --Silverline Technologies Corp --SoftNet --Solution 9 Ltd. --Speed Data International Ltd --Starhub International --STM Telecom Sanchar Private Ltd --Sunny Pacific --Symbio Networks

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2013 Attended Carriers Delegates Profiles Regions Profile

207 delegates from 113 Carriers attended the Annual Singapore 2013 GCCM

Delegates Profile

Segment Profile

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GCCM 2013 Singapore pictures

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Wholesale Industry News Source: www.cellular-news.com

Huawei Settles Monitise Unpaid Bills Dispute Announces with Africa’s LAP Mobile Money GreenN Partnership with

Telefonica

1st July 2013

Libya based LAP Green Networks says that it has settled a dispute with Huawei over unpaid bills for network equipment supplied to its various subsidiary networks across Africa. LAP GreenN currently has operations in Uganda, Ivory Coast, South Soudan and Sierra Leone. Huawei is LAP GreenN's largest and longest-standing equipment supplier, with a relationship dating back to as early as 2007. Over the past 2 years, as part of its restructuring program, new management has entered into various negotiations with suppliers and has been working to resolve outstanding issues after the fall out of the UN and international sanctions on Libya. Following negotiations Huawei and LAP GreenN have reached terms on a commercial settlement agreement.

LAP GreenN is now also able to draw on the material 1st July 2013 resources of Huawei, which Monitise says that it has adds a significant boost to become the preferred Mobile the day-to-day operations of Money technology partner its network operations. for Telefonica Digital to deMr. Wafik Al Shater, velop and manage new and Chairman and Chief Execu- existing mobile payment and tive Officer of LAP GreenN, commerce services for its commented on the agree- customers. ment with Huawei: "It is a The two companies have step in the right direction entered a five-year agreein our restructured plan ment involving substantial and will help us rebuild the (if unspecified) revenues to company to become a world- Monitise. The initial focus of class African based telecom- the partnership will be in the munications provider" UK. As part of the overall Group The total minimum revstrategy, LAP GreenN is em- enues are not dissimilar to barking on network transforma- those recently announced in tion initiatives within each of its the Group’s new partnership operating companies, and will with Visa Europe, Europe’s be engaging Huwaei in these largest payments procesdiscussions specifically on the sor, and underpin Monitise’s development of its Next Gener- revenue expectations for the ation Network (NGN) and LTE 2013 financial year and furoadmap ture growth expectations. Monitise Chief Executive

Alastair Lukies said: “We are delighted to be working with Telefónica, one of the 50 largest companies in the world, pooling our shared experiences and innovations in new ways to create even more compelling secure Mobile Money services that are easy for consumers to use, every minute of every day.” Lukies added: “This new partnership leverages our Mobile Money platforms, products and assets. Successful mobile commerce, whether local in-market solutions or global services, is ultimately about collaboration. Partnerships like this show how we are at the heart of the accelerating convergence via mobile between the offline and digital worlds of banking, payments and commerce.”

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Wholesale Industry News

Telefonica Delays Colombian Subsidiary IPO 4th Jul 2013

Telefonica has delayed the planned stock market listing of its Colombian subsidiary until later next year in a move that will put further pressure on the company as it seeks to pay down its debt mountain. Citing three sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reported that the company has decided to delay the IPO until after next May’s Presidential elections in the country. The government owns 30% of the Telefonica subsidiary, and there is political uncertainty about what the government may want to do with it next year. Falls in stock markets in emerging countries is also said to have spooked the company. Telefonica had been expected to seek to raise around US$650 million by selling a 19% stake in the company, which would leave it with a controlling 51% stake.

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Alcatel-Lucent Technology Could Deliver Broadband Over Copper Fitch: Nokia NSN Cables Buyout Positive, Timing Could Be Problematic

July 2nd 2013 A trial has been carried out of a way of delivering high broadband speeds over copper wires for the so-called “last mile” connection between homes and the local network cabinet in the streets. Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria carried out the trials based on adaptation of Bell Labs vectoring techniques -- already in widespread commercial deployment in VDSL2 networks -- to use a wide frequency band to achieve very high speeds on copper lines over very short distances. The technology, which the company is calling “G.fast” is intended for typical applications of 500Mbps speeds at 100 meters or less. In any fiber-to-the-home project, a substantial part of the cost-per-subscriber is in the last few meters between the nearest network cabinet and the home. These costs might be avoidable by using G.fast over the existing copper telephone line, rather than having to dig up roads or private property to install new fiber. Bell Labs vectoring technology addresses one of the challenges related to the deployment of G.fast. In many real-world applications, such as fiber-tothe-building, the copper lines serving neighboring homes are

July 1st 2013 Nokia’s acquisition of Siemens’ stake in Nokia Siemens Networks makes strategic sense, but puts pressure on Nokia’s balance sheet and comes at a time when the future of its handset business is still uncertain, Fitch Ratings says. The purchase gives Nokia 100% ownership of the division that generated all group profits over the last year. The move is also positive because NSN’s future looks more secure than that of the group’s Devices and Services business. NSN’s strategy of focusing on higher-margin projects and more profitable regions at the expense of a broader geographic scope seems to be paying off. Its underlying operating profit margin over the last 12 months was 8.2% compared with 0.5% in the 12 months to Q112 and 0.6% to Q111. However, Fitch warns that the outlay of EUR1.7bn on NSN (an initial EUR1.2bn plus EUR500m in one year) weakens the group’s balance sheet while the Devices and Services division’s ability to generate sustainable positive cash flow is questionable. This is largely already captured in the ‘BB-’

rating. The Devices and Services division has now posted two consecutive quarters of underlying profitability, but visibility is still very limited. The Lumia suite of smartphones has yet to reach critical mass and the feature phone business is strongly challenged by lower-priced Android manufacturers. Nokia group’s performance over the last 12 months has exceeded our expectations, helped largely by strong profitability and cash flow generation at NSN. The group’s net cash of EUR4.5bn at end-Q113 was higher than Fitch’s base case. However, NSN’s cash flow generation and net cash position of EUR1.5bn at end-Q113 benefitted strongly from workingcapital inflows over the preceding year. Also, Fitch adds that as the telecoms equipment market is likely to remain quite cyclical and affected by the expected soft economic conditions. NSN’s future performance will not be immune to these industry trends.

packed closely together: this results in crosstalk interference between lines, which significantly reduces the potential speed of data transmission. G.fast vectoring removes this crosstalk, stabilizes the transmission quality and enables the technology to perform to its full potential. The trial, conducted with Telekom Austria first tested G.fast over a single, good quality cable, achieving a maximum speed of 1.1 Gbps over 70 meters and 800 Mbps over 100 meters. On older unshielded cables, typical of most in-building cabling in Austria, the trial achieved speeds of 500 Mbps over 100 meters on a single line. However, when a second line was introduced, creating crosstalk between the two, the G.fast speed fell to only 60 Mbps. Vectoring was then enabled, removing the crosstalk and bringing the speed back up to 500 Mbps over 100m. G.fast, which is not yet standardized, won’t be commercially available for several years. However, Alcatel-Lucent said that it is a natural evolution of VDSL2 that, with the help of vectoring technology, could allow service providers to more quickly and costeffectively provide subscribers with broadband speeds from several hundreds of Mbps up to more than 1 Gbps over short distances.

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Vodafone Uses Femtocells to Boost Rural 3G Coverage July 1st 2013

UK based Vodafone has expanded its ‘community-led network’ initiative, and is deploying femtocells in Pendine, a coastal village in South Wales to provide 3G coverage throughout the community, where before there was little or none. The ‘open femto’ technology provides a Vodafone 3G signal in areas which traditional mobile coverage has been unable to reach. The units, about the size of a small carry on suitcase, use existing

broadband services to deliver a 3G mobile signal. They have been placed in a number of locations across the village to give a good spread of coverage, including the Post Office and a restaurant. Simon Hart, MP commented: “There are genuine advantages for rural communities from having mobile connectivity and I hope that projects like this from Vodafone will be able to address those areas that are currently lacking this essential service.”

Qualcomm outlines plans to provide 1000x more capacity July 2nd 2013 Silicon vendor Qualcomm has outlined plans to drastically increase capacity in mobile networks. The vendor believes that, by using its technology, operators will be able to provide a thousand times more bandwidth capacity than today, while also reducing costs. Speaking at the vendor’s IQ event in Moscow today, Paul Jacob, chairman and CEO explained that small cells are key to enabling this. “The fundamental concept behind the 1000x vision is that today, the cellular network is “Outside-In”. The tower is outside and the network comes inside to where you are with your device,” he said. “But an “Inside Out” network, where the network is inside with me, and it leaves to go outside when necessary, can radically increase data rates. Using small cells, we can offload 15 per cent of the capacity used with just two per cent of the small cells that are currently out there today.” He added that another way to improve data capacity in devices is by using supplemental downlink technologies, particularly to handle video streaming. “We’re just adding from the

National broadband plans “crucial” to success, says ITU July 2nd 2013 Countries with a clearly-defined national vision for broadband roll-out are significantly out-performing those with a more relaxed approach, according to a new report by the International Telecommunications Union. The report observes that there were 134 national broadband plans in place around the world by the middle of 2013, all of which aim to increase usage of broadband-enabled services and applications by citizens and businesses. Such plans are found to have a big impact on market penetration of fixed and mobile broadband services, with average penetration around 8% higher for both in those countries with a formalised plan. Market competition is also believed to play an important role here, with competitive markets averaging 1% higher penetration for fixed broadband and 26%

higher for mobile broadband. Dr Hamadoun I. Toure, secretary-general of the ITU, said: “Governments are realising that broadband networks are not just vital to national competitiveness, but to the delivery of education, healthcare, public utilities like energy and water, environmental management, and a whole host of government services. Broadband is the key enabler not just of human interaction, but of the machine-to-machine communications systems that will underpin tomorrow’s world.” The study concludes by stating that the full economic and social benefits are most likely to be realised where there is strong partnership between government and industry, and counsels a consultative, participatory approach to policy in conjunction with key stakeholders.

network to the device, because that’s the direction most video is being transmitted. There is roughly 35-times more data downloaded than uploaded today. Adding extra downlinks means increased capacity – all it takes is a new receiver in the phone.” Jacobs added that integrating broadcast technologies into cellular will become important. Real time data can be broadcast, he argued, in a manner similar to TV networks. This could allow operators to serve thousands of people simultaneously. He added that this does not just apply to video but also system updates. And the final strand of Qualcomm’s vision includes the use of “proximal communication”. Jacob argued that the model of sending data up to the cloud and back down when communicating with friends in the same building is inefficient, long and congests the network. “P2P technology will be a fundamental way to transmit data in the future,” he said. “Today, people use Bluetooth but that is unreliable. We have built an open source software framework called the AllJoyn layer which allows users to share information using dynamic proximal networks.”

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ENPM- European Network Planning Meeting Paris 10th-12th September 2013

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GCCM- Global Carrier Community Meeting London 2 days April 2014

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GCCM- Global Carrier Community Meeting Singapore 2 days June 2014

Members Joined New members from the following carriers joint the club recently. To learn more about them, please visit our online member directory.

•  Yaband International(Asia) Ltd. •  Hello Technology •  TATA Communications •  China Telecom •  Sify Technology •  Aircel •  Telekom Malayisa UK Ltd

•  Globe Telecom, Inc •  Vodafone •  Ptcl Limited •  Trance Telecom Inc. •  Greenwire Network Ltd •  Simple Telecom Ltd •  Tiger Telecom

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