Press Releases

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Sharon Oddy
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
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iconectiv Recognized for Its Commitment to Simplifying Network Planning and Operational Efficiencies Across Telecom Ecosystem, and Its Support for Streamlining 5G Network Deployments

iconectiv's TruOps Common Language platform received six Merit Awards for Telecom and Wireless, recognizing its role in seamless interconnection among service providers and highlighting iconectiv's commitment to operational efficiency in the evolving 5G services landscape.
Feb 23, 2024
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With Digital Identity and Fraud Set to Take Center Stage at Mobile World Congress 2024, The Mobile Phone Number is Having its Moment

Acting as a versatile conduit for communication, phone numbers offer convenience for consumers and reliable data for businesses. iconectiv's digital identity portfolio at MWC Barcelona 2024 aims to provide dynamic intelligence for customer categorization, reduced friction and improved security.
Feb 15, 2024
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iconectiv Enhances Operational Efficiency, Simplifies Network Planning for Communications Service Providers and Telecom Infrastructure Owners and Operators

iconectiv enhances its TruOps Common Language platform by introducing a mobile app and network view feature aimed to support Communications Service Providers (CSPs) optimize operations, implementing new technologies like 5G and ensuring efficient network infrastructure management.
Feb 8, 2024
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Video: Navigating the Opportunities of Communications Infrastructure in the 5G Era

Abe Nejad, Network Media Group Publisher, hosts a webinar on the 5G ecosystem, including the dynamic shifts, the impact on traditional infrastructure and neutral host networking. iconectiv’s Director, Jon Herttua, joins other industry experts to discuss their perspectives.
Dec 19, 2023
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iconectiv Toll-Free Numbering Experts Appointed as North American Numbering Council (NANC) Representatives

iconectiv's Mike Gilbert and John Malyar have been selected by the FCC to serve on the North American Numbering Council (NANC), focusing on toll-free numbering matters, until September 2025.
Oct 10, 2023
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Industry Experts Convene to Examine Call Authentication for a Safer Voice Channel

iconectiv's Executive Vice President of Business Development, Michael O'Brien, will be participating in a panel of industry specialists at Hiya’s State of the Call Summit. Together, they will delve into call authentication, highlighting its role in revitalizing confidence within the realm of voice calls.
Oct 5, 2023
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How Network Element Providers, Equipment Manufacturers Are Taking Advantage of the Common Language of Telecom

iconectiv's latest use case highlights how Common Language benefits Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) and equipment manufacturers by improving operations, boosting revenue and aligning with technology trends.
Sep 13, 2023

In the news


VanillaPlus Issue 2 2024: iconectiv’s Mike O’Brien explains how verified identity will slam the door on fraud

Mike O’Brien, EVP of Business Development at iconectiv, explores with VanillaPlus the challenges businesses and consumers face in verifying identity and combating fraud in the digital age.
Feb 26, 2024

Telecom Reseller: Fraudsters target personal phone numbers as iconectiv helps enterprises and others protect their brands

iconectiv’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Michael O’Brien, joins Doug Green at Telecom Reseller Podcast to discuss the challenges and opportunities of keeping things secure as your phone number becomes a target.
Feb 20, 2024

Fox 26 Houston: Record $23 billion expected to be bet on Super Bowl

Chris Drake, SVP at iconectiv, joins Heather Sullivan at Fox 26 Houston to discuss Super Bowl scams.
Feb 8, 2024

CBS News Los Angeles, The Rundown: Avoiding Super Bowl Fraud and Scams

Chris Drake, SVP at iconectiv, joins Juan Fernandez for CBS News Los Angeles, The Rundown to discuss Super Bowl scams.
Jan 23, 2024

Telecom Reseller: What the FCC is doing to protect your phone number from scammers who want to hijack it

In part two of this podcast, iconectiv’s Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Chris Drake, joins Doug Green at Telecom Reseller Podcast to continue discussing the FCC's actions against phone number hijacking and the safety measures carriers must follow.
Jan 5, 2024

TechRound: Meet Peter Ford, Executive Vice President, Information Solutions Business

Peter Ford, iconectiv's Executive Vice President of Information Solutions Business, joins TechRound for an interview as they explore cross border communication and future plans for iconectiv.
Dec 27, 2023

Telecom Reseller: What the FCC is doing to protect your phone number from scammers

In this podcast, iconectiv’s Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Chris Drake, joins Doug Green on the Telecom Reseller Podcast to discuss the FCC's actions against phone number hijacking and the safety measures carriers must follow.
Dec 20, 2023



Connect (X) 2024

Join iconectiv, a Gold Host Sponsor at Connect (X), in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 14 to 16, 2024. Learn from industry leaders in 5G infrastructure as they highlight innovative technology, professional services and a partner ecosystem for seamless communication.

Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating April 2024

iconectiv will host the second Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work session of the year from April 23-25, 2024, in Savannah, Georgia.

Common Language® IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will be held March 5-7, 2024, in Alpharetta, GA. The advisory board discusses topics impacting the telecommunications industry, while the TAG session addresses day–to–day operational concerns regarding specific code sets.

MWC Barcelona 2024

iconectiv will be attending GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 on February 26-29 in Barcelona, Spain. The three-day conference is the largest and most influential event bringing together industry experts to discuss the connectivity ecosystem.


Join iconectiv’s Senior Account Director, Mike Gilbert, as he attends ITEXPO on February 13-15, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Capacity Middle East

Join iconectiv’s Mike Gilbert, Theresa Feil Sumpter and Eyad Alqadi at Capacity Middle East from February 6-8, 2024, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Industry leaders will focus on further globalizing the i3Forum as they extend their reach in critical geographies such as the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating

iconectiv will host the first Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) working group session of the year from January 23-25, 2024, at the Marriot Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Speaking Engagements

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CCA Webinar with iconectiv

iconectiv is hosting a webinar on October 25, 2023, with CCA featuring Juan Carlos Ortiz and Chris Bain, iconectiv's Principal for Corporate Business Development and Director of Common Language Services . The webinar, "Advancing Connectivity for All with a Common Language," will spotlight iconectiv®'s TruOps™ Common Language® and its role in unlocking connectivity opportunities for all Americans while assisting service providers.
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HIYA State of the Call

iconectiv’s Executive VP, Michael O’Brien, joins other industry leaders at the State of the Call Summit, presented by HIYA, in New York City on October 5, 2023, to discuss call authentication.
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Chris Drake, iconectiv’s SVP of Corporate and Business Development, and Bob Grant, iconectiv’s Principal Product Manager, are speaking SIPNOC 2023, which will be held September 12-13, 2023 in Herndon, VA. Their sessions include: “The Future of End to End Branded Calling Using Authentication" and "Cross-Border Authentication."
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MEF Connects: The Future of Fraud Prevention

Join iconectiv’s Don Holloway, VP of Information Solutions, on September 5 as he sits down with other industry leaders at MEF CONNECTS: The Future of Fraud Prevention in London, United Kingdom.
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Telco Transformation LATAM

As a platinum sponsor, four members from iconectiv’s team will attend CONECTA LATAM's Telco Transformation LATAM, including Alberto Apablaza, Director of Account Manager, who will be speaking on August 30th. The two-day conference that will bring together industry experts to discuss the impact of 5G and AI.
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NMG: Towers, Neutral Hosts and Data Centers Session with iconectiv

In this discussion, iconectiv’s Senior Director, John Hayes, and The Network Media Group’s Publisher, Abe Nejad, discuss neutral hosts, data centers and their role in Telco and 5G rollout with other industry experts.
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MEF Leadership Forum + MEET UP

Hosted by MEF and the Canadian Telecommunications Association, the MEF Leadership Forum is being held on July 18 in Toronto, Canada. Matt Lear, iconectiv’s Senior Director of Product Management, joins as a panelist, discussing "One Medium, Many Paths: Differentiating Shortcode, Toll Free + 10 DLC."