Release of 06.05.2021
The Wholesale unit of A1 Telekom Austria Group is recognized as an international carrier with its own network and core infrastructure, interconnected with 200+ operators, 25 Mio. fixed line and mobile customers in 7 countries and an extended product portfolio covering all telco services. With many years of experience in the telecommunications sector, the Wholesale team offers an excellent platform for high quality international and national voice traffic, specialists and professional tools enable the monitoring of voice quality, mitigating fraud and optimizing international routing.
As the international voice business is declining in volumes and revenues (e.g. due to the EU regulation effect, which strongly restricts termination rates), carriers at some point begin to draw their attention away from international voice business towards other business areas, opening potential for offers provided by other companies. By shifting both focus and resources solely onto the retail business, operators might delegate remaining duties to external companies, such as A1 Telekom Austria Group, which are specialized in these areas. This results in several advantages for the operators: By avoiding to deal with an ever increasing number of fraud cases and related financial risks, operators will minimize fraud risks (pls. see the Anti Wangiri Tool athttps://newsroom.a1.group/news-a1-telekom-austria-group-announces-successful-testing-of-tool-against-wangiri-fraud-ping-calls?id=103773&menueid=14595&l=english) and increase the margin of the international voice business. Experience shows that margin increase depending from the room of optimization can be higher than +20%.
The telecoms industry is characterized, among other things, by a constant stream of new, cost-intensive innovations that are launched on the market in rapid succession. Operators thus might avoid further investments in new interconnect-technologies and OSS/BSS (e.g. IPSec, VoIPX, HD Voice, VoLTE, blockchainsettlement, origin based rating and many more) and stick to a slim cost structure (from CAPEX to OPEX), also driven by a reduction of headcounts in the areas of network operations, routing, invoicing, reconciliation, reporting which depending from the efficiency of the organization could reach more than 80%.
Those retail oriented voice operators, showing a significant market share such as MNOs, MVNOs and FNOs, are in good hands with the voice specialists of A1 Telekom Austria Group Wholesale. By concentrating on their retail voice business and outsourcing remaining duties, these operators will reach a higher level of efficiency, reduce financial and fraud risks and thus will become more competitive and robust in an ever increasing tough industry.
In the voice business, A1 Telekom Austria Group Wholesale offers several services via a high-class platform:
Global Voice Transit
Facts & Figures
Direct connections to over 200 operators in 70 countries
More than 92% signaling traffic transferred directly
Protocols supported: TDM, SIP, SIP-I, II-SIP
Codecs supported: EVS, AMR-WB, AMR, G.729, G.711
Roaming access to 600 mobile operators in more than 190 countries
High Definition voice capabilities to improve voice quality and customer experience
Adherence to Global Leader Forum practice against fraud in order to better protect customers against fraudsters; minimize financial risks through Deep Monitoring, prevention strategy, fast reaction
Cooperation with an international carrier with its own infrastructure
Years of experience in operations
Excellent platform for high quality in international voice traffic and service numbers
Specialists provide carrier grade quality
Value Added Services Voice
Facts & Figures
International & Universal Free Phone Services for Carriers
International & Global Free Phone Service
National Free Phone Service
National Shared Cost Service
National Premium Rated Service for business and entertainment
High quality and fail-safe concept
Debt collection services for all national access provider (0810/0820/09xx)
The highest credit rating in Austria – the basis for Premium Rate Services
Own stable and fully digitized network for handling mass call applications (Voting Service)