African Roaming Alliance Lab


African Roaming Alliance Lab

What is ARA?

The African Roaming Alliance, ARA, is a group of MNOs that come together to review the entire end to end Roaming Delivery process and see what can be improved to ensure the success of Roaming across African countries and intercontinentally.

Meetings take place every two months. During the sessions, members are asked to contribute and work together to define the workstreams of the lab and set the objectives and action points to tackle each of the challenges mobile operators are facing.

  • Chaired by Bayobab

  • Deputy Chair by Orange

  • MNOs only

  • Large and small operators in Africa

65% of surveyed African Mobile Operators consider that operators outside of Africa don’t have a good understanding of their constraints and challenges

African Roaming Alliance Workstreams Animation

ARA face-to-face Abidjan 2024

Why should operators join ARA?
Regular meetings
Members meet regularly via conference call and occasionally in person
Knowledge sharing
Operators help each other depending on their experience level
Practical workshops
IO organises training and workshops under members demand

ARA Leadership Team

Theresa Adade

Theresa Adade

ARA Lab Chair

Samba Kouamelan

Samba Kouamelan

ARA Lab Deputy Chair

Jason Bryan

ARA Lab Director


ARA Lab Membership

Only Full Members of IO can participate in ARA.
Please contact to get more information on the opportunities to be part of this Lab.
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