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18 November 2014

The GSMA to meet in Lleida

  •, the First Registering Operator will host for the second time the GSMA mobile industry Interconnect Working Group meeting (IWG).
  • Created by the GSMA to bridge the technology gap between the multiple incompatible technologies.
  • The mobile industry’s Interconnect Working Group (IWG) will meet in Lleida on November 20th and 21st 2014.
  • Mobile telephony operators will discuss on the new services for the coming years.

Lleida, November 17th 2014. The city of Lleida (Spain) will host on 20 and 21 November the twenty-first meeting of the GSMA Interconnect Working group (IWG #21). GSMA working groups meet regularly to address specific areas related to wireless communications and roaming. The Interconnect Working Group has overall responsibility for interconnection matters worldwide and its aim is to improve interconnect and interworking relationships between mobile operators hubbing providers and many other stakeholders in the mobile communications industry.

"Currently, interconnection is not focused solely among mobile networks, but in everything providing a service to the end customer. The 4th Generation Interconnect is tied to access to services like WhatsApp or online shopping,” GSMA Roaming Technical Director Javier Sendin says.

This will be the third occasion that this working group takes place in Spain, after the one in 2008 Madrid. This is the second time that the city of Lleida hosts the IWG, having previously hosted in November 2011.

The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Congress.

The working group is made up of worldwide leading telecoms operators namely, Telecom Italia, Orange, Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon, BeepSend, Sparkle and