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Training , Working groups & Events – 2017

23rd – 26th Jan Hosting GSMA’s TDS & FCS working groups , Dubai

IDS Subgroups High Level Agenda

Dates: 23-26 January 2017
Location: Dubai, UAE

Document Information
Document Authors Shamit Bhat, GSMA/ IDS Director
Document Creation Date 2 November 2016
Approval X
This document is for: Discussion N
Information only N
Security Classification
Confidential Parent Group Company Members X
Confidential GSMA Full Members X
Confidential GSMA Associate Members X
Confidential GSMA Rapporteur Members X
Document Summary
Please see the following pages for high level agenda for IDS subgroups meetings in January 2017 kindly hosted by EDCH, Dubai, UAE.There will be dedicated sessions for TDS#70, FCS#97 and some sessions will be jointly hosted by the two groups. Please don’t hesitate to contact TDS Chair, Yuemei Chen (yuemei.chen@t-mobile.at), FCS Chair, Margaret McAskill (mm6832@att.com) or IDS Director, Shamit Bhat (sbhat@gsma.com) with any questions youmay have.
Document History
Date Version Author / Comments
2 November 2016 1 Shamit Bhat (GSMA)

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Time (GST)
Day 1: 23 Jan 2017 agenda item Document Responsible
0900-1030 TDS#70 Meeting
 
1 Opening of Meeting
1.1 Delegate Introduction Yuemei/ T-Mobile
1.2 GSMA Anti-Trust Guidelines 70_003 Shamit/ GSMA
1.3 Approval of agenda 70_002 Yuemei/ T-Mobile
1.4 Approval of minutes from last meeting 70_001 Yuemei/ T-Mobile
1.5 TDS Action Points update 70_004 Shamit/ GSMA
1.6 IDS Action Points Update 70_005 Shamit/ GSMA
2 TDS Maintenance Items
2.1 TADIG Code/ TS.25 Database Merger Randy/ Union Wireless
2.2 Notification to roaming partners for  change in Primary TADIG Code 70_006 Kathleen/ Sprint
2.3 LPWA technologies- differential charging based on unique parameters John/AT&T

Gary/ Verizon

1030-1100   COFFEE BREAK
1100-1130 2 TDS Maintenance Items Contd.
2.4 TADIG Testing update 70_007 Raed/ EDCH
2.5 TTT Update Shamit/ GSMA
2.6 RAEX Update Shamit/ GSMA
2.7 TAP known issue list: QCI for TAP3.11 70_008 Raed/ EDCH
1130-1200 3 TDS Change Requests
3.1 TD.57 CR – Add a note to the Severe Error Code 34 on Charge Information. 70_009  Jens/ Syniverse
3.2 CR TD.50 CR1002- Add S8HR test cases and adapt to IR.25 2.0 70_010 Jens/ Syniverse
1200-1230 4 AUR Solution
4.1 AUR Processes Review Peter/ Vodafone
4.2 A sample TAP file containing Aggregated Usage Record? Peter/ Vodafone
4.3 TADIG Testing for AUR

·         TTT support for AUR

Shamit/ GSMA
1230-1330 LUNCH
Closure of TDS#70 – Maintenance Items Completed

TDS#70 Meeting Agenda

TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Meeting Agenda

 

Time (GST) Day 1: 23 Jan 2017 agenda item Document Responsible
1330-1315 TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session
 
1 Opening of Meeting
1.1 Delegate Introduction
1.2 GSMA Anti-Trust Guidelines
1.3 Approval of agenda 70_002 Yuemei/ T-Mobile
1315-1500 2. Billing and Charging Evolution Introduction
2.1 Billing and Charging Evolution Status

·         Interfaces

·         Models

·         All Connectivity Types

70_011 John/ AT&T
2.2 IDS82 Input from breakout session 70_012 John/ AT&T
1500-1530   COFFEE BREAK
1530-1700 2. Billing and Charging Evolution Introduction
2.3 Billing and Charging Evolution Use Cases 70_013 John/ AT&T
1700 End of Day 1

 

 


Time (GST)
Day 2: 24 Jan 2017 agenda item Document Responsible
0900-1030 TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session
   
3 BDR Solution
3.1 BDR Specification Review – TD.112 70_014, 70_015 Yuemei/ T-Mobile
1030-1100   COFFEE BREAK    
1100-1230 3.2 BDR Reconciliation and Disputes Processes Review – TD.113 70_016, 70_017 Yuemei/ T-Mobile
3.3

 

Use Cases Mapping

·         BDR Specification

·         BDR Reconciliation and Disputes

70_018 John/ AT&T
1230-1330 LUNCH
1330-1500 TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session
3. BDR Solution Contd.   
1500-1530   COFEE BREAK    
1530-1700 4 Reconciliation Processes/ Requirements Gautam/ Vodafone
4.1 Pre-invoice reconciliation for both usage and rating reconciliation 70_019 John/ AT&T
4.2 BDR Solution Support
1700 End of Day 2

 

 

 


Time (GST)
Day 3: 25 Jan 2017 agenda item Document Responsible
0900-1030 TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session
5 Reporting and Other operational processes
5.1 Traffic Report or RTDR Equivalent

·         Business Intelligence Requirements

1030-1100   COFEE BREAK    
1100-1230 5 Reporting and Other operational processes Contd.
5.2 One invoice vs two invoices for settlement
5.3 Settlement period for non-TAP solutions
1230-1330 LUNCH
1330-1500 TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session
6 Support Processes/ Evolution
6.1 Exchange Mechanism

·         CSV vs XML

70_020 Randy/ Union
6.2 GSMA Products (current and new)
6.3 Beyond Proposed Solutions 70_021 Gautam/ Vodafone

Kirit/ Nextgen

1500-1530   COFFEE BREAK
1530-1630 7 Billing Evolution Summary
7.1 Discussion Summary
7.2 Next Steps
1630-1700 8 Roamsys proposal for RAEX schema management 70_022 Julia/ GSMA
1700 End of Day 3

 

 

 

 


Time (GST)
Day 4: 26 Jan 2017 agenda item Document Responsible
0900-1030 TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session
9 Roaming Hubbing
9.1 IPX Hubbing Solutions (IDS82 AP16) 70_023 Xavier/ BICS
9.2 How Roaming Hubs can adopt BDR solution for their clients (IDS82 AP21) 70_024 Mauro/ Comfone
1030-1100 COFEE BREAK
1100-1230 10 Financial Clearing Checklist Items
10.1 FCS Checklist to support Bulk Data and AUR solutions. Gautam/ Vodafone
10.2 Invoicing data changes to capture and bill complete sessions 70_025 Gautam/ Vodafone
10.3 UTC time-offsets – on the diameter server records 70_026 Gautam/ Vodafone
1230-1330 LUNCH
Closure of TDS#70 and FCS#97 Joint Session

 

 

 

FCS#97 Meeting Agenda

 


Time (GST)
Day 4: 26 Jan 2017 agenda item Document Responsible
1330-1500 FCS#97
10 Opening of Meeting
10.1 Delegate Introduction
10.2 GSMA Anti-Trust Guidelines 97_003 Shamit/ GSMA
10.3 Approval of agenda 97_002 Gautam/ Vodafone
10.4 Approval of minutes from last meeting 97_001 Gautam/ Vodafone
10.5 Action Points update 97_001 Gautam/ Vodafone
11 FCS Maintenance Items
11.1 FOIR Update Billy/ Syniverse
11.2 GSER Update 97_004 Shamit/ GSMA
11.3 BA.11 Rewrite 97_005 Deborah/ SHM
1500-1530   COFFEE BREAK
1530-1700 12 Invoicing and Disputes Evolution Gautam/ Vodafone
12.1 Business Case/ Industry Support Discussion
12.2 Rejects Process Definition 97_006
12.3 Standard Invoice Template 97_007
12.4 Standardise Disputes Process 97_008
12.5 Automated Invoicing, Rejects& Disputes 97_009
13 CRs for FCS Review
13.1 IN.33 CR to include agreements section changes 97_010 John/ AT&T
1700 End of Day 4
Closure of FCS#97 – Maintenance Items Completed

27th Feb – 2nd March Showcasing @Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Spain – Hall No. 2e, 39

7th – 9th MarchNetworking @ Capacity Middle East , Dubai

13th -16th March Training Program Marketing the Roaming Services effectively Dubai

Training Agenda

Dates: 13th -16th March
Location: Dubai

TOPICS

13th March
  • Introduction to Roaming
  • GSM Network Architecture
  • Roaming Call Flow
  • Launch Process
  • Data and Financial Clearing House
  • The GSM Association
  • Roaming Hub
  • Dual IMSI Solution
  • Workshop
14th March
  • Wholesale Pricing and Costs
  • Retail Pricing and Margins
  • Regulation Influences Pricing
  • Steering of Roaming (SoR)
  • Interactive exercise
  • IOT Discount Negotiation
  • Marketing in Roaming
  • Inbound Market Share
15th March
  • IoT and M2M Roaming
  • Wi-Fi Roaming and VoWiFi
  • OTT Services
  • VoLTE Roaming
  • Global Roaming Quality (GRQ)
  • AUR and BRD – New Initiatives from IDS
  • Workshop – Future of Roaming
16th March
  • PRA Solution
  • EDCH Wi-Fi
  • Silent Roamers Analysis
  • Recharge Everywhere
  • International Airtime Transfer

27th -30th March Participating @ WAS # 5 Macao, China

30TH April – 2nd May Networking @ 5G MENA Dubai

26th – 29th June Training Program “Retail Roaming tools to enhance profitability” Accra, Ghana

Effective Roaming Business

Dates: 26th – 29th June
Location: Accra, Ghana

TOPICS

26th June, Ghana
  • Introduction to Roaming
  • GSM Network Architecture
  • Roaming Call Flow
  • Launch Process
  • Data and Financial Clearing House
  • The GSM Association
  • Roaming Hub
  • Dual IMSI Solution
  • Workshop
27th June, Ghana
  • Wholesale Pricing and Costs
  • Retail Pricing and Margins
  • Regulation Influences Pricing
  • Steering of Roaming (SoR)
  • Interactive exercise
  • IOT Discount Negotiation
  • Marketing in Roaming
  • Inbound Market Share
28th June, Ghana
  • CAMEL Prepaid Roaming
  • Minimize USSD Call-back on your Network
  • GPRS Roaming
  • UMTS Roaming
  • LTE Roaming
  • Global Roaming Quality (GRQ)
  • Mobile Money
29th June, Ghana
  • Most Common Roaming Fraud Practices
  • NRTRDE Solution
  • Update Latest FASG (Former FF/SG)
  • Revenue Assurance in Roaming
  • Measurements and KPIs
  • Workshop

11th -14th Sep Training Program New Trends in Roaming Products & Pricin Dubai

Effective Roaming Business

Dates: 11th -14th Sep
Location: Dubai

TOPICS

11th Sep, Dubai
  • Introduction to Roaming
  • GSM Network Architecture
  • Roaming Call Flow
  • Launch Process
  • Data and Financial Clearing House
  • The GSM Association
  • Roaming Hub
  • Dual IMSI Solution
  • Workshop
12th Sep , Dubai
  • Wholesale Pricing and Costs
  • Retail Pricing and Margins
  • Regulation Influences Pricing
  • Steering of Roaming (SoR)
  • Interactive exercise
  • IOT Discount Negotiation
  • Marketing in Roaming
  • Inbound Market Share
13th Sep, Dubai
  • What is LTE?
  • LTE Roaming Documentation
  • LTE Roaming Launch
  • LTE Roaming – TAP and Billing
  • Global Roaming Quality (GRQ)
  • 5G Future Network and Trends
  • Workshop
14th Sep, Dubai
  • PRA Solution
  • EDCH Wi-Fi
  • Silent Roamers Analysis
  • Recharge Everywhere
  • International Airtime Transfer

8th – 12th Oct Networking @ GITEX tech week Dubai

7th – 9th Nov Networking @ Africa Com Cape Town, South Africa

20th – 23rd Nov Training Program “Roaming in 2020 Cairo, Egypt

LTE Roaming

Dates: 20th – 23rd Nov
Location: Cairo, Egypt

TOPICS

20th Nov, Cairo
  • Introduction to Roaming
  • GSM Network Architecture
  • Roaming Call Flow
  • Launch Process
  • Data and Financial Clearing House
  • The GSM Association
  • Roaming Hub
  • Dual IMSI Solution
  • Workshop
22th Nov, Cairo
  • Wholesale Pricing and Costs
  • Retail Pricing and Margins
  • Regulation Influences Pricing
  • Steering of Roaming (SoR)
  • Interactive exercise
  • IOT Discount Negotiation
  • Marketing in Roaming
  • Inbound Market Share
22th Nov, Cairo
  • IoT and M2M Roaming
  • Wi-Fi Roaming and VoWiFi
  • OTT Services
  • VoLTE Roaming
  • Global Roaming Quality (GRQ)
  • 5G Future Network and Trends
  • Mobile Money
  • Workshop – Future of Roaming
23th Nov, Cairo
  • What is LTE and VoLTE?
  • What is LTE and VoLTE?
  • LTE/VoLTE Architecture
  • LTE/VoLTE Architecture
  • Roaming Documents to be updated
  • LTE Roaming Launch
  • LTE Roaming – TAP and Billing
  • NRTRDE Solution and LTE
  • Workshop

Nov Participating@ WAS #6 TBC

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