Our White Papers

  • How a disruptive solution can pave the way to connecting more of the unconnected

    A key goal for both the telecommunications industry and society at large is to increase the penetration and coverage of networks to deliver access to more people in more areas. Even while growth in mobile and fixed connections has surged and data consumption has exploded, millions of people lack access to even basic telecoms services...

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  • Reducing the cost and improving the performance of satellite voice communications

    As the rise of the mobile phone continues, and demand for data-based services accelerates exponentially, it is easy to forget that voice still has a vital role to play in the communications mix. In fact, in many developing parts of the world, such as Africa and Asia Pacific, voice is vital not just for personal communications, but...

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  • Building a scalable,
    reliable VoIP Network

    Reliability is a critical element of any VoIP network. It is fundamental to network performance and to subscriber retention and their experience. What’s more, it seems that network quality is becoming an increasingly important factor in attracting new customers...

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  • Extending voice services into
    remote and rural areas

    As the rise of the mobile phone continues, and demand for data-based services accelerates exponentially, it is easy to forget that voice still has a vital role to play in the communications mix. In fact, in many developing parts of the world, such as Africa and Asia Pacific, voice is vital not just for personal communications, but also...

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  • How to Profitably Connect
    the Unconnected

    While mobile penetration continues to grow in Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging economic regions, the full potential to enable widespread coverage has yet to be realised. According to leading industry group the GSMA, in 2013, mobile penetration reached a mere 31% of the population of the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region...

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  • How MVNOs can optimise their costs to boost profit with agile network solutions

    The MVNO model is, by now, well established. Most people are familiar with the concept of a service provider renting capacity from an established MNO and reselling it to establish its own business. Some do this to add mobile capabilities to existing operations, while others do so to exploit a brand or specific market segment...

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Our Case Studies

  • Amotel – how an innovative MVNO together with WTL brought connectivity to remote Tanzania

    The MVNO model provides an opportunity for innovative players to enter mobile markets without the cost of deploying a full mobile network or paying for spectrum licenses. MNOs benefit by capitalising on their assets and maximising their returns from sunk costs, while MVNOs can reach new customers and target under-served niches...

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  • Leading Nigerian Clearing House Expands WTL Platform

    Deregulation of the Telecommunication industry in Nigeria came with the usual problems of a multi operator scenario, namely, physical interconnectivity and settlement of the accompanying charges. Interconnect Clearing House Nigeria (ICN) was licensed by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to provide...

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  • WTL is a key component in Nigerian Number Portability

    The Nigerian mobile space has grown to be the biggest in Africa ranked by the subscriber base and revenue and remains attractive despite the high cost of doing business. There are 4 major and many minor operators currently licensed and active. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) originally set the date for...

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  • Xplorium covers the globe with WTL’s SoIP Gateway

    Xplorium is one of the biggest international wholesale VoIP carriers, with a significant international presence: Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. One of the company’s specialities is carrying the international traffic of GSM operators in addition to many other varied retails services...

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  • WTL helps to deliver satellite-based telephone services and internet access

    The Moroccan national telecommunications regulatory authority has initiated a ‘Universal Access’ project to improve availability of internet and telephony services for the whole population regardless of location. For the more remote locations that are situated beyond the range of terrestrial networks a satellite-based...

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  • Bandwidth saving for Tunisian call centres

    The client offers call centre services for the French speaking market. Customers include one of the leading French clothing catalogues. To take advantage of lower wage costs and other reduced overheads, part of the business is located in Tunisia. Unfortunately this business had become a victim of its own success...

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  • East Meets West: New VoIP operator signs for WTL’s SoIP Gateway

    Dialost is a fast growing VoIP operator with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Moscow. The company specialises in collecting and terminating VoIP and TDM traffic between European and former Soviet Union countries. In the past this has been done with an infrastructure based on a Mera SoftSwitch and Cisco. To continue...

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  • STM-1 Gateways with new Nigerian Clearing House

    Breeze Micro Ltd is a NCC-licensed Interconnect Exchange operator based in Abuja, Nigeria. This is a start-up activity with the advantage of being able to source the very latest equipment on which to base their new business. With a very demanding set of technical and operational requirements and against tough...

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  • The Challenge of Delivering Consistent Service Quality for VoLTE Interconnection

    As in many markets, the arrival of VoLTE in Nigeria is accelerating the adoption of VoIP. This is because VoLTE is an all-IP service and, with a growing number of VoLTE capable devices entering the market, it puts VoIP connections directly into the hands of users, allowing more people than ever before to access...

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Reports

  • Alternative means of connecting africa - Ovum

    Other network initiatives and technologies being deployed in Africa to improve connectivity include World Telecom Labs’ Vivada system, which provides affordable voice and data connectivity in rural...

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