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i3forum Insights is A COMPREHENSIVE MARKET DATABASE FOR INTERNATIONAL VOICE SERVICES. It provides a robust market trending and benchmarking capability for carriers managing international voice traffic. JOIN US NOW TO ENJOY THIS POWERFUL, UNIQUE SOLUTION

You can’t optimise your business without accurate and high-quality data.

Without an efficient solution for sharing data, the carrier community will limit how they benefit from data-driven insights and intelligence.

i3forum Insights is a comprehensive and operationally relevant market database for international voice services designed and managed by i3forum members.

How does i3forum Insights work?

Participating carriers sign up for the service with the i3forum. They then upload their voice traffic data into a system operated by TeleGeography on behalf of the i3forum.

All data is anonymized and aggregated, remaining completely confidential and fully protected.

Each participating carrier is able to compare its own data against the anonymized, aggregated data provided by other participating carriers using a state-of-the art analytics engine, Tableau. Data provided by a given carrier is kept 100% confidential at all times; no other party will be able to access it.

What is Tableau?

Tableau is an industry leader in analytics and business intelligence, it enables you to upload, view, and analyse data within a single interface.

Who can use this tool?

This service is available to international carriers, whether or not they are i3forum members. This generally includes those that carry 100 million+ international wholesale, non-fraudulent voice minutes a year. To benefit from the service, carriers need to agree to contribute their data.

Core KPIs Tracked by i3forum Insights

Geographic Data
Terminating route, country and region

Termination type

Traffic and Revenue Data

Wholesale minutes
Direct minutes
Average length of call
Revenue
Margins

Quality Data

Service level
Answer-seizure ratio
Network-efficiency ratio
Answer-bid ratio
Roaming support
CLI offered

i3forum Insights 3 Minute Tour

Who is involved?

  1. I3forum – the i3forum offers Insights as a subscription service to the industry. We have an agreement in place with Telegeography to develop, operate, and maintain the platform on behalf of subscribers.  The i3forum also organizes and hosts the Insights (Market Data) workgroup maintaining regular oversight of the solution.
  2. Telegeography (telecommunications market research and consulting firm that has surveyed international carriers and presented analysis of international long distance traffic, service providers, cost, and pricing for more than 30 years) – Telegeography develops, operates, and maintains the solution on behalf of the i3forum and participating carriers. They offer training and service demonstrations in support of new member acquisition and onboarding activities.  Telegeography is also an active participant in workgroup meetings and activities.
  3. Participating Carriers – Participating carriers are the end users of the solution. They upload their monthly performance data into the platform and enjoy all the market trending and benchmarking outputs. Members are responsible for maintaining an accurate 24-month data archive.

How much does it cost?

The i3forum determines the price based on the number of participating carriers. As more carriers join, the annual cost will be reduced.

What are the associated carrier obligations?

While i3forum holds the direct commercial relationship with participating carriers, in signing on to the solution each carrier must agree to a number of commitments with TeleGeography for seamless operation of the solution itself.

• Designating a primary data administrator as the main point of contact for submitting carrier data and working with TeleGeography to review any issues uncovered with contributed data
• Submitting a 24-month historical archive of data when joining the solution as part of the onboarding process
• Maintaining a running list of end-users who require access to the solution, and alerting TeleGeography directly when new users need to be added or old users deleted
• Submitting monthly performance, traffic, and other core KPI data to the solution, either via the ingest API or Tableau upload
• Submitting all data in an agreed upon standardized format
• Reviewing and editing any flagged data that TeleGeography identifies as potentially erroneous (either via automated flagging, or human review) on a monthly basis, after uploading member data to the solution
• Maintaining anonymity within the solution by keeping any identifying customer or company information out of data submissions
• Working with TeleGeography during the onboarding phase to review how the tool works, what data streams are required to participate, and how such data must be formatted and submitted
• Researching and providing explanations (when requested by TeleGeography) for data abnormalities that are real or genuine (not a mistake in feed)
• Maintaining a minimum 24-month historical archive of core KPI data

How do I get involved?

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