International Mobile Roaming Strategies

About Syniverse Technologies
• Global communications technology company specializing in

innovative business and network engineering solutions that manage and interconnect voice and data systems
• Nearly 300 customers in more than 30 countries throughout

the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe
• Headquartered in Tampa; regional offices throughout the

U.S. in major metropolitan areas and abroad in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Rome, Hong Kong and Beijing
• 2003 gross revenues of $268 million and adjusted EBITDA

of $104.5 million

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Increasing Wireless Complexities


Signaling & Messaging

X.25 SS7 Frame Relay IP


Switch Vendors

Lucent Nortel Motorola Ericsson Cisco

CIBER TAP – 1, 2, 3, NA


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Services Overview
• Five principal mission-critical service suites:
– Number Portability – pre-provisioning, porting and fallout

management services
– Network Services – SS7 connectivity, number portability

and related services
– Technology Interoperability Services – wireless roaming

clearing, with over 60% market share
– Call Processing Services – roaming subscriber

verification, call delivery and fraud prevention
– Decision Support – web-enabled enterprise billing

consolidation service and telematics, inter-operator billing services, and business management solutions

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Proven Record of Innovative Solutions
1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Industry Developments/Issues
Initial IS41 (Pre SS7)
Pre IS41 Roaming Initial GSM Roaming Alternate Payment Rampant Fraud Switch Based Authentication Globalization Deregulation Telematics E911 Mobile Data/ mCommerce

Initial SS7

FCC Mandated WLNP

Validation Roaming Rating Clearing and Settlement

Commercial SS7 Network Online SS7 Support System Enable Operator Migration

Fraud Profiler
PIN Fraud Control

SS7 over Frame Relay Wireline Clearing and Settlement Vehicle Based Telemetry (OnStar) Location Services

WLNP Suite of Products

Enable IS41 Migration Online IS41 Messaging

Prepaid Services Inter standard Roaming

Inpack Authentication Center Key Management Message Management Event Management

Syniverse Innovative Solutions
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Syniverse Technologies Industry Firsts
• Complete end-to-end suite of Wireless Local Number

Portability services
• Follow Me Roaming allows wireless customers to make

and receive calls when they travel outside of their local service areas
• FraudManager®, one of the industry’s first pre-call validation

• INLink®, the first Signaling System 7(SS7) network to supply

wireless carriers with intelligent network-based services
• UniRoam® allows subscribers to make and receive calls

using their existing wireless number throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa

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WLNP Success Story
• Developed industry’s only end-to-end WLNP solution for

wireless operators
– Full suite of products for pre-provisioning, porting and fallout – Secured position as dominant WLNP provider – 92% market share for ICC/SOA service bureau – 70% market share for ICC clearinghouse

• Executed contracts with 5 of top 6 U.S. operators
• Successfully launched nationwide WLNP on Nov. 24th 2003 • Phase II porting to begin in May 24, 2004 for tier 2 and 3

– More than 50 tier 2 and 3 carriers have signed contracts to date

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Marquee Relationships

Syniverse Asia Pacific Customers (21)
China/China Unicom China/China Mobile

Japan/DoCoMo KDDI Vodafone K.K. S. Korea/SK Telecom KT Freetel

 India/Reliance
Thailand/CAT Singapore/Singtel Indonesia/Mobile-8

Hong Kong/Hutchison HKCSL Taiwan/APBW Guam/Guamcell Hafatel Choicephone Saipan/Verizon Pacifica Australia/Telstra Fiji/Vodafone Fiji

Legend: Blue: CDMA 1X Purple: GSM Green: WCDMA Black: PDC Red: iDen

New Zealand/Telecom NZ

Conclusion: Syniverse’s Value Proposition

Direct Inter-Operator Relationships

Hubbed Inter-Operator Relationships


• Scale • Simplicity • Interoperability

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