The Telecoms Vendor products and services sector for wholesale roaming has grown and diversified in recent years. While there are many companies Mobile Operators are familiar with, there are also several new Vendors which have emerged which now offer Wholesale Roaming related services.
Some vendors offer a full end-to-end product set for Roaming and many offer specialist services. The vendors are globally situated and serve the entire community of MNOs.
The Executive Board of IO decided in November 2022 to introduce an accreditation programme to reassure Mobile Operators that vendors meet basic requirements. Furthermore, that they are qualified to present and share perspectives on Wholesale Roaming in IO Labs, Plenaries and Boards when asked to do so.