Accra, August 2016:
AFRIWAVE GOES LIVE ON MONITORING
Afriwave Telecom, Ghana’s licensed interconnect clearing house (ICH) service provider has begun monitoring the volume of international incoming and local interconnect telecommunications traffic.
These services have been live since May 2016 after several months of testing and parallel running. This is to give transparent data to the National Communications Authority (NCA) to accurately bill each service provider and network operator and to understand the traffic flows for policy making.
One of the deliverables as an ICH service provider, Afriwave is tasked to monitor traffic volumes of each service provider and network operator for both international incoming and local interconnect traffic.
With the monitoring, it is now possible for the ICH to present industryinternational incoming and local interconnect traffic performance information on a consolidated dashboard. This gives the regulator a snapshot overview of what is going on in the industry.
The international incoming traffic information, Afriwave says, will enable the NCA to invoice the mobile network operators based on the report from the ICH and not based on the current MNO self-reporting regime.“This should enhance collaboration between all stakeholders in the industry,” said Mr. Donald Gwira, Director of Corporate Affairs at Afriwave.
The information also provides visibility on NCA regulatory fees, and international incoming traffic surcharge. Afriwave’s role in the telecom industry is to provide a common, independent mechanism for monitoring, routing, billing and settlement of local and international interconnect traffic for all existing and future telecommunications operators in the country.
About Afriwave Telecom
Afriwave Telecom is a wholly Ghanaian company established in 1998 to provide a full range of telecommunication services including equipment supplies, installation contractors, telecom consultants, manufacturers' representatives and value added network services aimed at both private and public sector clients. In February 2015, Afriwave was awarded Ghana’s first Interconnect Clearing House license after a competitive bidding process against four other applicants. As part of the license awarded, Afriwave is authorized, to provide a common, independent mechanism for monitoring, routing, billing and settlement of local and international interconnect traffic for all existing and future telecommunications operators in the country. www.afriwavetelecom.com Since it started test operations a couple of months ago, Afriwave has in partnership with SIGOS- the worldwide leader in real time SIM Box detection- successfully detected and blocked over 300,000 unauthorized attempts at illegal international call bypass.
For more information contact:
Director of Corporate Affairs
Afriwave Telecom Ghana Ltd.