MACH Launches Roaming Margin Analysis Tool

MACH, which provides hub-based mobile communication solutions, has launched its Roaming Margin Analysis (RMA) solution. The company says it is the industry’s first automated solution that allows mobile operators to quickly compare their wholesale roaming inter-operator tariffs (IOTs) with interconnect termination rates. It gives operators a clear picture of the true wholesale margins they are making on international roaming, enabling them to optimise their volume commitments and hence, their roaming business operations.

Without a timely means of comparing interconnect termination rates to IOTs, says MACH, operators potentially risk losing money on their roaming business. Roaming margin analysis ensures that operators can quickly align IOTs with interconnect termination fees. It allows them to secure an accurate view of their wholesale roaming margins across all destinations, without the need for time-consuming manual calculations or the requirement to try to reconcile disparate data sources.

“Understanding the wholesale margins they are generating on roaming is essential for operators to optimise their business operations,” says Artur Michalczyk, chief product officer at MACH. “Traditionally, however, this was either impossible, or the manual approach required to obtain, analyse and action this information would take several weeks to complete, during which time operators run the risk of losing money on their roaming margins. Our Roaming Margin Analysis solution provides accurate and actionable output in minutes, delivering both time and cost savings for operators and allowing them to optimise their roaming business immediately.”

MACH says that RMA will also help operators to better understand margins on outbound retail roaming tariffs, thereby assisting in the development of re-pricing strategies for outbound roaming tariffs. The solution can also be used by operators as a wholesale revenue assurance audit tool, providing a reporting capability that can be used to understand both margin and revenue discrepancies on particular interconnection routes.