We are laying the foundations and looking at the very basic elements of our businesses. This is important now because we are reaching an IP tipping point.
– Philippe Millet, Chairman, i3forum

The i3forum was set up in 2007 by eight of the world’s leading carriers with an initial focus on expediting the international telecommunication’s industry transition to IP. The i3forum has subsequently broadened its mission to act as an enabler and a catalyst for industry transformation. The i3forum’s approach is open, simple and pragmatic and what we do is public.

Our industry is a very specific environment where we need each other, even though we also compete with one another. In our world, innovation demands cooperation.

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Mission & Vision

The i3forum is an organization of the International Carriers ecosystem that brings together all stakeholders in order to help define best practices, promote and foster adoption of Industry transformation, It encourages innovation and competition.

The i3forum is a not-for-profit, membership funded forum. It is not a standardization body. It works closely with other Industry organizations, avoiding duplication of work and focusing on actionable practical recommendations and solutions for the Int’l Carriers industry. i3forum recommendations are made public when finalized.

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Members of the i3forum participate in work groups directly reporting to the Board, that are created based on membership input, industry insight and Board priorities.

Our roadmap focuses on topics that require industry collaboration and is updated on an annual basis and discussed at our Annual Conference held in May in conjunction with ITW.

Work Groups agree their own objectives, timeline and organization for each work cycle which run from September to May. They generally strive to make public new documents (or updates) in time for the Annual Conference.

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Board & Officers

The Board has the following members :

Philippe Millet, Orange – Chairman
Christian Michaud, Tata Communications – Vice Chairman
Clive Sawkins, Pinnaca – Treasurer
Luis Benavente, BTS – Secretary
Suzy Menneret, Deutsche Telecom
Carlos Dasilva, PCCWG
Filippo Cauci, Telecom Italia Sparkle
John Christian, Metaswitch
Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch
Cedric Gonin, Orange
Enrique Wong, Telefonica
Eduardo Guarincerri, Telefonica

Contact the Chairman : philippe.millet@i3forum.org

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The i3forum is incorporated in the state of Delaware, USA. It is governed by several documents that can be accessed here : Bylaws, IPR and Antitrust policies, Work Group’s Procedures


The i3forum welcomes various categories of members from the International Telecommunications ecosystem :

  • International Carriers : telecom operators selling international wholesale (B2B) services : voice termination, IP transit, SMS & MMS termination, roaming services, signaling, managed and unmanaged data transport…
  • Other Telecom Operators including Service Providers, OTTs…
  • Vendors : network equipment, IT, services (e.g. hosting, clearing house, testing) …
  • Other partners : Institutions, Industry organizations, Media partners and analysts, Individuals… Such organizations can only be Partners.

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Our members

i3forum was founded in 2007 by 8 major International Carriers.

All members together have an extensive fixed and mobile retail base totaling over two billion customers in over 100 countries.

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Corporate documents

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Frequently Asked Questions

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