African Roaming Alliance Lab


M2M/IoT Roaming Lab

What is M2MRL?

The opportunity of M2M/IoT is clear for everyone, but many MNOs feel that for international roaming the working practices are far from optimised. Many MNOs disagree on what constitutes M2M, while others are concerned about the transparency of M2M devices in their networks and the age-old problem of what constitutes permanent roaming still persists. Wholesale and Retail pricing regimes are also a focus area that MNOs feel just hasn’t been clear enough developed for roaming.

With all this in mind, a new lab “M2M/IoT” has been proposed by the Advisory board of IO. Its focus is on MNOs getting together and sharing experiences, knowledge, and working practices to find ways to improve the M2M/IoT environment and ensure that MNOs can get the full benefit of the opportunity of M2M/IoT.

  • Chaired by Orange Group

  • Deputy Chair by Reliance JIO

  • MNOs only

  • Large and small operators in Africa

M2M Roaming Playbook

Industry Extract

The M2M Roaming Playbook is designed to guide Mobile Operators in implementing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) roaming services to enhance their global M2M offerings. It offers a comprehensive guide to M2M roaming services and covers key topics such as the future expectations for M2M Roaming, M2M Roaming Definition, Traffic Verification Models, Permanent Roaming, Billing and Charging considerations, Testing considerations, and business models. Full version of the document is available for members of IO.
Download the M2M Roaming Playbook Industry Extract
Why should operators join M2M/IoT?
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

M2M/IoT Leadership Team

Didier Durand

Didier Durand

M2M/IoT Lab Chair

Azad Singh

Azad Singh

M2M/IoT Lab Deputy Chair

Jason Bryan

M2M/IoT Lab Director

M2M/IoT Roaming Lab Membership

Only Full Members of IO can participate in M2MRL.
Please contact to find out more about other opportunities to be part of this Lab.
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