Link2One Passes Another Membership Milestone



    MADRID, June 2 /CNW/ - Link2One, provider of the world's fastest growing 
multi-lateral roaming hub, announced today that it has passed yet another
important membership milestone and continues to record exceptional growth. The
number of operator members more than doubled in the quarter just ended and
Link2One now has over 60 operator members in 50 countries worldwide.

    
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    The pioneering Link2One hub has been developed by MACH, the leading
provider of solutions to simplify and accelerate the creation and operation of
the mobility supply chain, in partnership with Telefonica, one of the world's
largest communications operators. It offers global roaming coverage to
operators through one agreement and one connection, in addition to full
Inter-Standard Roaming capabilities covering GSM and CDMA technologies.
    Link2One is a fully-operational, global coverage Open Connectivity
roaming hub that delivers carrier-grade service, combining industry Open
Connectivity requirements and MACH's stringent product testing programme and
service standards.
    "Link2One's proven reliability, competitive pricing structures and the
speed at which operators can join the hub are reflected in the numbers we have
announced today," said Terence Ledger, Senior Vice President of Link2One. "We
have been leading innovation in Open Connectivity hub development and
management for 5 years, and the growth statistics announced today highlight
our leadership position in the industry."
    Increasing regulation of the mobile roaming market, along with heightened
consumer sophistication and competition, have put pressure on mobile operator
roaming revenues. At the same time, growing consumer demand for data-based
applications has changed the nature of roaming services, requiring operators
to quickly embrace new technologies. The resulting margin pressure requires
that operators reduce time-to-market for new services and drive down costs in
their roaming business.
    Link2One brings over 20 years combined experience in setting up and
managing roaming agreements so that operators can quickly establish their
roaming business based on proven principles.
    Access to new partners, to the full range of roaming technologies and
services, and to emerging technologies and providers, is fast and risk-free.
The ongoing cost of operating partner agreements is greatly reduced, and
members can leverage MACH's full range of roaming services including clearing
and settlement, messaging, fraud protection and business intelligence
solutions.
    "Link2One has greatly simplified the management of our roaming
relationships and reduced the cost of operating our roaming business. We can
now get to market faster, and concentrate on delivering a reliable, innovative
and competitive portfolio of services to our customers," said Steve Lambourne,
Technical Sales Director of CTS Gibraltar, part of the CTS Group and the new
3G operator covering the 7 million roaming visitors each year to the European
state. "With Link2One, we receive a single IMSI roaming solution, access to
our most important destinations and new roaming partners every month without
the need to maintain a large roaming department."

    
    To find out more about Link2One visit: http://www.l2one.com/

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For further information:

For further information: Ingbritt Lindroth, T: +352-27-756-426, M:
+352-661-756-426, E: inl@mach.com

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