The non-profit industry group i3forum, which focuses on transformation in the network carrier business, has announced the addition of three new members – Clear, Digicel and Lanck Telecom. Clear specializes in blockchain-based settlement and clearing networks, Digicel provides total communications and home entertainment services in 33 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and the Asia Pacific regions, and Lanck Telecom offers voice and data transfer services to carriers and retail operators in more than 190 countries worldwide.
“New members bring new perspectives and insight to our discussions, workgroups and initiatives. We are excited to have Clear, Digicel and Lanck Telecom join us and share their expertise across a variety of topics. Unique voices and opinions support our vision for open and inclusive collaboration,” said Philippe Millet, Chairman at i3forum. “It is a very exciting time for i3forum as we get new initiatives off the ground and take our organization to new places. I’d like to welcome Clear, Digicel and Lanck Telecom and we look forward to working together.”
According to the announcement, these three companies join 25 global carriers and vendors that are already members of the group, collaborating to solve challenges throughout the carrier ecosystem. i3forum’s open and inclusive model brings together operators and suppliers of all sizes to discuss and address topics that promote and accelerate industry-wide transformation. Clear, Digicel and Lanck Telecom also have the opportunity to contribute to i3forum’s numerous initiatives that become practical recommendations and operational services for the benefit of all carriers.
“i3forum has grown and changed tremendously over the last three years. We have seen our membership expand with different kinds of organizations joining us and the initiatives we undertake go beyond just best practice. We’re taking action to solve challenges in the market and create solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts,” said Millet. “Our not-for-profit market database, i3forum Insights, and our numbering plan initiative are examples of our changing role in the market. We are working with more carriers across the globe and expanding our scope to benefit the community.”
i3forum encourages member organizations to be actively involved in the carrier community, and welcomes the participation of other service providers, from start-ups to global businesses. By becoming a member, carriers and vendors can help influence new solutions and technologies that will shape their future business.