Press Releases

Media Contact:
Sharon Oddy
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
+1 732 699-5130
soddy@iconectiv.com

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U.S. Federal Agencies Can Quickly and Accurately Compare Telecom Providers Before Ordering Services Through the GSA

It is time consuming for federal agencies to research and compare dozens of telecom service providers. That’s why the U.S. General Services Administration created the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program, which provides agencies with a single, convenient resource for quickly identifying their options. A new use case explores how iconectiv’s Common Language enables agencies to quickly, accurately and confidently compare their options before ordering services through the GSA.
Jan 20, 2022
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A Single Fraudulent Call Cost A Major Retailer $400,000. Here’s What It Did Next.

Retailers and other businesses lose an average of $1.82 billion annually to callback fraud, according to the Communications Fraud Control Association. A newly released iconectiv use case describes how one major retailer that lost $400,000 in a single callback fraud incident, opted to address the issue by banning all callbacks to the country where the fraud originated before realizing that there were other, more customer-first options available. The use case explains how the retailer trialed iconectiv® TruNumber Protect, which features a comprehensive, continually updated database of high-risk and unallocated telephone number ranges worldwide, that enables retailers to assess situations as they come and protect themselves from fraud.
Jan 13, 2022
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MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Passes 300 Million Ported Numbers Milestone

Mobile number porting frees India’s consumers and businesses to keep their mobile number when switching service providers. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is good for businesses, consumers and the industry because it provides customers with choices, which drives competition and innovation. Since 2011, MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India (MITS), an iconectiv subsidiary, has managed over 300 million port requests across its 575 million subscribers throughout Zone 2.
Jan 4, 2022
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AT&T and iconectiv Examine Foundational Ways to Monetize And Operationalize 5G Deployments And Services

Despite the operational and monetization challenges service providers face in the deployment of business strategies involving 5G, operational improvements and savings can be realized across all industries. In a recent Network Media Group panel, experts from iconectiv and AT&T explore the importance of an industry alliance to achieve common goals, common standards and common APIs that will help operational partners reduce complexity as well as TruOps Common Language as the foundational element that allows AT&T to deploy new services more rapidly.
Dec 1, 2021
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Workshop Series Examines Global Measures to Restore Consumer Trust in Communications

Robocalling is a world-wide epidemic that affects businesses and consumers in every corner of the globe. With the successful launch of STIR/SHAKEN in the U.S., robocalls are now in a continued decline. As the policy administrator of STIR/SHAKEN, iconectiv's Chris Drake, alongside global leaders, will join the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) workshop series—improving the security of signaling protocols—to provide an update on the rollout of the STIR/SHAKEN framework in the U.S. and how legitimate, global businesses benefit.
Nov 22, 2021
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Experts Discuss Verifying Voice Calls And Boosting Consumer Confidence In Communications

In this era, when more than 70% of people have stopped answering voice calls, legitimate businesses need, want and deserve a way to have consumers know that a call is from a trusted calling party. Consumers want that, too. In a recent Network Media Group panel, experts from CTIA, iconectiv and T-Mobile explain how the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) policy change is helping simplify the verification of voice calls—including toll-free numbers—for all legitimate callers.
Nov 16, 2021
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How Phone Companies Can Utilize Numbering Intelligence to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Protect Revenue

Local number portability gives consumers the choice and convenience of keeping their wireline or wireless telephone number when switching from one service provider to another. During this USTelecom Webinar, iconectiv will explain the concept of numbering intelligence—a data routing and rating framework that simply and seamlessly determines which phone numbers belong to which phone companies.
Nov 9, 2021

In the news

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Registered Caller: A Centralized Registry Service to Collect, Vet and Send Enterprise STIR/SHAKEN and Rich-Call-Data to Consumers

STIR/SHAKEN is a now widely-adopted protocol enabling telecoms to feed calling party attestation info to consumers when they receive a call from businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. George Cray, iconectiv Senior Vice President of Product along with an expert from CTIA, sits down with Dan Baker, editor from Black Swan Telecom Journal, to discuss the adoption of initiatives like Registered Caller.
Jan 7, 2022
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Trusted Communications: Authenticating Calls with Delegate Certificates

People simply do not answer the telephone anymore unless they unequivocally know who is calling. That is hurting legitimate businesses that rely on voice calls to reach their customers. In the latest Network Media Group panel, experts from iconectiv, CTIA, and T-Mobile address the industry's progress in restoring consumer faith and confidence and how a new policy change is helping simplify the verification process.
Nov 5, 2021
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5G: The Universal Structure for Service Providers

Multi-access edge computing, virtualized network function and 5G give service providers powerful new ways to maximize scalability, flexibility and operational efficiency while enabling new services and revenue streams. In the latest Network Media Group panel, experts from iconectiv and AT&T explore how a common naming strategy plays a fundamental role in unlocking the true promise and commercial value of 5G.
Nov 5, 2021
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STI-GA Enhances STIR/SHAKEN Functionality to Authenticate Broader Range of Calls

Representing a major advance for the industry-driven work to mitigate illegal robocalls, the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) announced the launch of new STIR/SHAKEN functionality. Beginning October 22, the new software expands caller ID authentication reach with the use of delegate certificates that allow Resp Orgs—the companies responsible for assigning toll-free telephone numbers—to directly join the SHAKEN ecosystem.
Oct 20, 2021
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Selecting the Best Messaging Model for Your Business From Short Codes, Long Codes, and Toll-Free SMS Texts

The business messaging landscape constantly evolves as new technology advancements and innovative ways to engage customers disrupt the ecosystem. For businesses wanting to keep conversational commerce flowing while also engaging with customers cost-effectively and securely, it's essential to understand each messaging type and in which scenario they're most beneficial. In the latest Total Retail article, iconectiv’s Cliff Holsenbeck explores messaging models that will drive the future of business communication and what companies can do to adapt to these models.
Oct 7, 2021
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Telco Transformation Latam 2021

The 2021 Telco Transformation LATAM Digital Summit has officially concluded. Over the three days, many experts addressed digital transformation and its impact on the telecom industry. In this Prensario TI Latin America article, iconectiv’s Principal Corporate Business Development, Juan Carlos Ortiz, explores the importance of operators needing analytics to verify sources.
Sep 24, 2021
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CONECTA LATAM 2021: FIRST DAY

Conecta Latam had its beginning virtually. The first day of the event featured a focus on Business Assurance, Fraud & Security and featured industry recognized speakers. The first day included a presentation by, iconectiv’s Juan Carlos Ortiz, Principal for Corporate Business Development. He discussed how iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect helps telephone companies enhance their call-blocking analytics by proactively identifying calls from high-risk and unallocated number ranges and suspicious premium-rate numbers.
Sep 21, 2021

Events

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MWC Barcelona 2022

iconectiv will be joining leading technology providers, service providers and other key industry stakeholders at MWC 2022 in Barcelona from February 28 to March 3, 2022 (Hall 2 stand 20IRM).
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Common Language IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held in Nashville TN, on March 8th, 9th and 10th. The advisory board discusses topics impacting the telecommunications industry, while the TAG session addresses day–to-day operational concerns in regard to specific code sets identified to satisfy subscriber business requirements.
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PACE ACX’22

As a proud member and Gold sponsor of PACE, iconectiv looks forward to meeting our peers in the contact center industry to demonstrate our commitment to making the customer experiences simple, seamless and secure.
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Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating Working Group (CIGRR)

iconectiv will host the second quarter Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work group session virtually on April 5th – 7th, 2022. This three-day virtual meeting provides an interactive forum for CIGRR to recommend advanced direction to the TruOps Telecom Routing Administration (TRA). TRA is the primary source of numbering, routing, and rating data in support of an intercompany information exchange process for the telecommunications industry. TRA provides data and services for…
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Common Language IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held in San Antonio TX, on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd. The advisory board discusses topics impacting the telecommunications industry, while the TAG session addresses day–to-day operational concerns in regard to specific code sets identified to satisfy subscriber business requirements.
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ITEXPO 22

Studies show that in the U.S., 76 percent of calls from an unidentified or unfamiliar number are left unanswered. While the deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN framework is helping mitigate spoofing and robocalling, some legitimate business calls may consequently be mislabeled as spam, even if they are not.
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Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating Working Group (CIGRR)

iconectiv will host the third quarter Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work group session virtually on July 12th – 14th, 2022. This three-day virtual meeting provides an interactive forum for CIGRR to recommend advanced direction to the TruOps Telecom Routing Administration (TRA). TRA is the primary source of numbering, routing, and rating data in support of an intercompany information exchange process for the telecommunications industry. TRA provides data and services for…

Speaking Engagements

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The Rise of Scam Attacks

This session will explore how increased collaboration between key stakeholders across the eco-system has enabled the development of innovative solutions to increase security and enhance user experience.
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How Verification is Helping Maintain the Integrity of Voice Calls

Studies show that in the U.S., 76 percent of calls from an unidentified or unfamiliar number are left unanswered. While the deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN framework is helping mitigate spoofing and robocalling, some legitimate business calls may consequently be mislabeled as spam, even if they are not.