i3forum Insights provides a single resource for Wholesale Voice market analysis and KPI tracking, designed by carriers for carriers and developed in partnership with TeleGeography
London, UK, 28 January 2020 – i3forum, a not-for-profit industry body enabling and accelerating transformation across the carrier ecosystem, has launched i3forum Insights to support carrier planning, routing and optimisation with market data. Beta testing was completed in December 2019 and the service has now officially launched with nine “early adopter” carriers.
BICS, BTS, iBasis, Orange, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telefónica International Wholesale Services, and Telstra will benefit from rapid access to accurate and high-quality data aggregated and anonymised in a single platform. Each participating carrier is able to compare its own individual data against aggregated data provided by all participating carriers using analytics engine, Tableau. Individual data provided by each carrier is kept 100% anonymous and confidential at all times with no other party able to access it.
“The launch of i3forum Insights is a real milestone for our organisation. It demonstrates our ability to bring together carriers from across the globe to create a not-for-profit, industry controlled platform that supports the sustainability and optimisation of Voice businesses. It provides an opportunity to unlock new potential in Voice with data-driven insights,” said Philippe Millet, Chairman of i3forum. “Since its inception, i3forum Insights has been driven by carriers and it will continue to evolve with the active participation and input from new and existing members.”
i3forum Insights is powered by TeleGeography, experts in managing large data sets in the carrier industry. Beta testing of the platform by participating carriers enabled TeleGeography to identify opportunities to refine the platform and add new capabilities. i3forum Insights will continue to develop based on user feedback and the addition of new KPIs based on carrier demand.
“Market data is shaping the future of carrier businesses. It’s helping companies make smarter, more informed decisions with greater speed. i3forum Insights is an example of carriers collaborating to benefit their own business, as well as the entire industry. As the platform evolves, it will be a central resource for planning, optimising and growing voice businesses,” said Mike Bisaha, Senior Analyst at TeleGeography. “We’re excited to support the carrier community and the long-term evolution of i3forum Insights.”
The service is available to international carriers across the globe, even if they are not members of the i3forum. All participating carriers must agree to contribute their data and meet obligations to ensure the seamless operation of the platform.
i3forum is a not-for-profit industry body that brings together the international Carrier ecosystem to enable and accelerate transformation. Its members promote industrywide collaboration with an open and inclusive model focused on enabling success in a changing market. i3forum decides the challenges and topics to address based on what will accelerate transformation and create real benefits for members and the entire telecommunications ecosystem. The members develop and curate practical recommendations and best practice for adopting and delivering new technologies, solutions and business models with the ultimate goal of having a positive and lasting impact on the telecommunications industry.
TeleGeography is a telecommunications market research and consulting firm that conducts in-depth research, compiles large data sets, and clearly presents this information in online reports and databases. Since 1989, their data has provided guidance to thousands of people, including service providers, equipment makers, investors, and governments.
TeleGeography conducts in-depth, primary research on a limited number of key subjects. This sharp focus allows for the creation of uniquely detailed metrics that are not available anywhere else—in fact, dozens of prominent research and consulting firms subscribe to TeleGeography services.
TeleGeography is a division of PriMetrica, Inc. Based in Carlsbad, CA, PriMetrica, Inc. specializes in delivering market intelligence to the telecom and IT industries.