Irish company Anam Technologies will host the GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) Event, which is expected to attract over 1,200 international telecoms participants, in Dublin. The four-day event will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) from 31st October to 3rd November 2016 and will include a gala hospitality evening on 1st November.
The GSMA is a global industry body representing the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators and 250 companies from the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies. This event is a meeting of the GSMA WAS Group, the forum for GSMA members from the mobile network operators and vendor communities to work on commercial solutions to support the rollout and maintenance of international roaming and interworking services.
The GSMA selected Dublin as the location for the upcoming WAS Event based on several factors, such as the global accessibility and stability of the location and the quality of The CCD’s facility, as well as Anam’s support of the GSMA and its enthusiasm and competence to host the event. In the past, the meeting has been held in places such as Bangkok, Brussels and Dubai and hosting an international event of this stature in Dublin is a significant honour. “We are very pleased to be holding our upcoming WAS Event in Dublin,” said Naomi Cogan, Manager, Working Groups - GSMA. “Our October event marks a return of the event to Dublin, as we staged it here in 2000, and we are happy to be coming back with an expanded programme and audience.”
Welcoming the news, Noel Kelly, Chief Executive of Anam stated that “hosting the event in Dublin literally brings potential customers right to our doorstep. It’s of enormous significance in the context of our business development strategy and reflects Anam’s strong position in this global industry.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “At the heart of our Action Plan for Jobs is supporting exporting companies based in Ireland to win new markets, sell more of their products and services abroad and create jobs. We have put in place a range of measures to make it easier for them to do this, including doubling the number of trade missions and placing extra IDA and Enterprise Ireland staff overseas. However we can do more marketing in Ireland by attracting more buyers to Ireland and taking greater advantage of events happening here. The news that this major mobile telecoms conference is coming to Ireland is a great win for the country, and will bring huge benefits not just in terms of the hospitality industry, but also crucially for our innovative exporting companies who will get access to these important decision-makers. I commend Noel and all his team at Anam on this achievement and wish them every success for the future”.
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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 31 industry awards since opening.
Anam is the fastest growing independent SMS Firewall and A2P Monetisation service provider in the world, filtering billions of messages in over 60 countries. Anam’s team of Industry leading A2P consultants leverage firewall technology to enable Mobile Operators generate new revenues from A2P SMS traffic on their networks. The company’s offering has generated incremental revenues in excess of $2million per annum for every 1 million subscribers.
Anam’s corporate and technical headquarters are in Dublin with further worldwide presence in London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi. The company employs 45 SMS technology and A2P business professionals with staff numbers projected to 100 by January 2017.
Anam's Research & Development Board is chaired by Professor Gerald Byrne, University College Dublin’s former College Principal & Dean of Engineering and currently Senior Advisor to Fraunhofer Institute. Anam owns the worldwide patent for Home Routing (EP 1683375 B1), a technique invented by John Murtagh Anam CTO in 2006 and fundamental to SMS Firewalls.
Anam’s 2020 Vision Board, led by Louise O'Sullivan, the company’s President and Founder, was set up to keep sight of and drive strategic objectives over the next few years. Also sitting on the 2020 board is Pat Byrne previously Software Division Department Manager in Enterprise Ireland.
Anam is backed by an all cash investment from Kellysan Enterprises, the investment vehicle of its CEO Noel Kelly. In a recent development, Tan Sri Razali, renowned Malaysian investor with a soft spot for Irish business, invested in the company’s expansion in South East Asia.