African Roaming Alliance Lab


Messaging Evolution Lab

What is MEL?

The Executive Board of IO, in consultation with the Advisory Board, approved the establishment of a new lab dedicated to Messaging. Recognizing the challenges of insider industry fraud, MNOs have a neutral space on which to strategise and plan their Messaging businesses.

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.

  • Chair by e& Group

  • Deputy Chair by AT&T
  • MNOs only

  • Large and small mobile operators

Why should operators join MEL?
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

MEL Leadership Team

Pablo Mlikota

MEL Chair

Jim Sturges

MEL Deputy Chair

Jason Bryan

MEL Director


MEL Membership

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