WE AUTOMATE THE BUSINESS OF COMMUNICATIONS
WHO WE ARE
Founded by a group of leading telecommunications providers, we are a membership organization and we work for the benefit of the whole ICT service provider industry.
Our sole focus is to ensure an industry-wide adoption of services that will transform the settlement of traffic among global communications providers. We will achieve this by facilitating the collaborative development of an automated settlement platform, which will yield operational efficiencies, accelerate product portfolio enrichment, and create new revenue streams.
Our role is to facilitate the adoption of automated settlement in an inclusive and interoperable ecosystem. To achieve this, we will bring together ICT service providers, technology vendors and industry associations to ensure that the standards selected are adopted by the industry. Where required, the we will coordinate with industry participants, such as standard definition organizations, to develop new specifications and standards.
ADOPTION OF STANDARDS
We govern the selection and adoption of technological standards and certify solutions offered by technology vendors to guarantee interoperable settlement of traffic for all ICT service providers in the CBAN ecosystem.
MEMBERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
We maintain membership registry, govern, and oversee, the CBAN settlement network, which will be operated by the members.
We coordinate the collaborative development of the CBAN architecture and services.
WHEN IS THE CBAN EXPECTED TO GO LIVE?
The CBAN members and participating technology developers are working on the first test implementations for the initial business products with a target for live implementation before the end of 2020.
HOW IS THE CBAN GOVERNED?
Communications Business Automation Network, or CBAN for short, is a membership organization. It is set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee in Singapore.
The CBAN is governed by its ICT Service Provider members. The members will elect periodically a Board that consists of representatives from the member organizations.
The Board outlines the future vision of the CBAN, guides development, keeps the rules of engagement up to date, oversees the executive staff and defines membership requirements based on membership consensus. The Board will have a number of sub-committees responsible for setting the direction and ensuring the CBAN is governed in compliance with internationally accepted best practices.
WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF CBAN?
The Founding members of the CBAN are A1 Telekom Austria, BTS, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, IDT, Orange, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, Telefonica and Telstra, with more expected to join in the coming months. In additon, AT&T, Sparkle and Verizon have contributed to the development of the CBAN and its technical architecture and business product definitions.
Every communications service provider that transacts value or assets across networks is encouraged to join as a member.
CAN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS BECOME MEMBERS?
Only ICT Service Providers can be members of the CBAN; however, technology developers that can confirm adherence to the principles of openness and interoperability are invited to contribute in the technology development and alignment of standards for the CBAN ecosystem. By dedicating resources to the development of the CBAN reference architecture and services, the technology developers can participate in the CBAN Technology Steering Committee as associates, and influence the development of the new, automated ecosystem for connectivity.