About WAS

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) is responsible for Operator-to-Operator and Operator-to-Hub interoperability (including Interworking and Roaming) to provide GSMA members with a consistent, reliable GSM service for members to offer their customers.

Attend WAS#16 to meet with your roaming partners and hear the latest on 5G & network slicing, VoLTE, and the future of roaming.


What the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group Does

Develops and maintains roaming and interconnect agreement templates, solutions and charging frameworks as listed below:

  • Supports new prioritised projects and study of impacts.

  • Dialogue with GSMA leadership and provides recommendations on all matters related to roaming and interconnect.

  • Continuous improvements of official documentation.

About MTN GlobalConnect

MTN GlobalConnect is a digital pan-African wholesale mobility and infrastructure services company, and an operating company in MTN Group.

Delivering our strategic intent and purpose that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life,  we are committed to investing into the full ecosystem of network infrastructure that is required to light up the markets we operate in and facilitate digital inclusion in Africa. We are on a mission to connect the unconnected utilising our portfolio of fixed connectivity and wholesale mobility services.

Roaming aims to meet market expectations of quality, cost and efficiency when communicating with more than 275 million customers across Africa & Middle East.

Our Y’elloConnect Communication Platforms are powered by state-of-the-art ecosystem of networks and is seamlessly integrated with >100, 000 km of fibre infrastructure spread across 25+ countries.

About MTN

Launched in 1994, MTN Group is Africa’s largest mobile network operator, providing voice, data, fintech, digital, enterprise, wholesale, and API services to more than 275 million customers in 19 markets. Our purpose is to enable the benefits of a modern connected life to everyone.


Inspired by Africa’s potential, we are committed to bridging the digital divide, furthering financial inclusion, and advancing the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our core business activities and our support to governments, communities, and customers.


Our strategic intent is Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress, anchored in building the largest and most valuable platform business with a clear focus on Africa.