Company history
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Founded in 1997, Comfone is a result of a joint merger formed between Swisscom and Vodafone. Founders Walter Heutschi, Géraldine Philippe and Toni Stadelmann each played key roles in the development and evolution of roaming to what we know it as today.

In the years following the company foundation, Comfone proceeded to develop and launch a portfolio of first class roaming services, including Data and Financial Clearing, Signalling and GRX / IPX services and the Key2roam Hub. By the year 2010 Comfone was able to offer operators everything necessary in order to establish seamless, high quality roaming for their subscribers.

With a focus on quality and simplicity, in 2012 Comfone launched the Key2roam Platform, a complete solution that allows members to design their own setup by selecting and contracting only the service elements required.

— Comfone has been a major contributor to the evolution and innovation of roaming services since 1991. Below is a chronological overview of the major company milestones.

2017 20 years of Comfone

Comfone celebrates 20 years of independence as a Swiss company

Comfone officially launched the Data Management Service

ROCCO survey results once again rated Comfone’s FC and DC services as the best worldwide

2015 - 2016 Best worldwide

ROCCO survey results rated Comfone’s FC & DC services as best worldwide

Hawkeye launched 2015 - offering sophisticated surveillance features

New Discount Agreements Solution launched 2015

Comfone reached milestone of 500 customers worldwide

2015 - 2016 Best worldwide

ROCCO survey results rated Comfone’s FC & DC services as best worldwide

Hawkeye launched 2015 - offering sophisticated surveillance features

New Discount Agreements Solution launched 2015

Comfone reached milestone of 500 customers worldwide

2012 - 2014 Pulse launched

In 2013, the Key2roam Hub was rated the best hub worldwide based on ROCCO survey results

visROAM, the innovative Roaming Visualisation tool was launched in 2013

Pulse – Comfone’s online business portal went live in 2012!

2009 - 2011 First ConneXion event

Comfone’s first ConneXion event took place in 2011 hosting around 50 participants

2010 saw the launch of Data Roaming over the Key2roam Hub

In 2009, Comfone launched a brand new corporate identity and logo

2009 - 2011 First ConneXion event

Comfone’s first ConneXion event took place in 2011 hosting around 50 participants

2010 saw the launch of Data Roaming over the Key2roam Hub

In 2009, Comfone launched a brand new corporate identity and logo

2002 - 2004 Launch of the Key2roam Hub

Comfone launched the world’s first GSM Hub, Key2roam Hub

GRX was launched in 2003 offering the highest grade of availability and security

Signalling Access over Internet (SAoI), an innovative solution was launched in 2002

2000 - 2001 Privately owned company

In 2001 Comfone launched WeRoam, the world’s first WiFi Roaming Hub

Comfone became a privately owned company in the year 2000, headed by Walter Heutschi, Géraldine Philippe and Toni Stadelmann

2000 - 2001 Privately owned company

In 2001 Comfone launched WeRoam, the world’s first WiFi Roaming Hub

Comfone became a privately owned company in the year 2000, headed by Walter Heutschi, Géraldine Philippe and Toni Stadelmann

1997 Clearing services launch

Comfone launched the first class Swiss Financial Clearing and Data Clearing services

Comfone pioneered the first international Signalling and Roaming Hub - GCS

Comfone was founded after a joint venture between Swiss Telecom PTT and Vodafone was formed

1991 - 1992 First GSM roaming trial

In 1992 the first commercial roaming agreement was signed

The very first GSM roaming trial was successfully completed in 1991 between Swiss Telecom PTT, Vodafone, Telecom Italy and France Telecom

1991 - 1992 First GSM roaming trial

In 1992 the first commercial roaming agreement was signed

The very first GSM roaming trial was successfully completed in 1991 between Swiss Telecom PTT, Vodafone, Telecom Italy and France Telecom

20 years of Comfone

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