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Media Contact:
Sharon Oddy
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
+1 732 699-5130
soddy@iconectiv.com
February 19, 2020

As Caller ID Spoofing and Illegal Robocalls Skyrocket, Regulators, Service Providers Can Restore Trust in Caller ID

As a trusted partner in the global communications ecosystem, iconectiv is helping to address this growing, global problem with the launch of TruReach Certify. TruReach Certify is the foundation that helps ensure only legitimate and trusted entities can participate in the STIR/SHAKEN Caller ID ecosystem. It helps service providers authenticate caller IDs from law-abiding subscribers and businesses so consumers can trust caller ID information.

February 6, 2020

Strategizing to Mitigate the Misuse of Telecom Networks

Shaping the future of trusted communications and a debate about upcoming technologies and trends await visitors at ITEXPO 2020, which takes place February 11-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Experts from iconectiv will be taking the stage, focusing on strategies for the reduction of robo-driven spam calling and the best ways to maximize the potential of VoIP.

Spam calls with spoofed caller IDs have reached unprecedented levels in the U.S.—to the point where many people simply refuse to answer their phones. These calls are easily the biggest segment of consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the number continues to climb, with billions of robocalls reported every month. Helping to restore trust in communications is a key priority for the industry as a whole—as well as a critical focus for iconectiv.

December 9, 2019

Ensuring Accurate Routing of Calls for Hard of Hearing, those Requiring Speech Communication Assistance

More than 44 million U.S. adults currently have hearing loss and the amount is increasing faster than the population growth rate. As the new provider of the Telecommunications Relay Services Numbering Directory for Internet-based TRS (iTRS) in the U.S., iconectiv is helping to ensure that people with hearing and speech impairments can continue to rely on landline and mobile phones to communicate.

December 4, 2019

Consumers pick up the phone when they have trusted information about the businesses calling them

Currently, over 75% of calls are left unanswered when the call comes from an unidentified or unfamiliar number. This is due to the spike in illegal robocalls, which reached 85 billion globally in 2018 – a 325% jump from 2017. The new ATIS-SIP Forum Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN) framework will help mitigate illegal robocalls so that consumers can once again trust the calling number displayed on their caller ID.

November 19, 2019

Answering the Call: Industry to Share Expertise at SIPNOC 2019

With the industry firmly focused on radically reducing illegal robocalls, experts will gather at SIPNOC 2019 on December 3 to further address this critical issue. With 76% of all unidentified phone calls left unanswered, consumers and enterprises are looking to service providers to ensure that legitimate businesses are getting their calls answered by consumers. As policy administrator for the Calling Number Verification Service and a provider of trusted communications solutions, iconectiv has key speakers at the event including Gary Richenaker, Principal Solutions Architect, and Mary Barnes, Senior Advisor, Industry Solutions.

October 17, 2019

Illegal robocalls, NFV implementation and telecom fraud take center stage for iconectiv at MWC Los Angeles

While future 5G service plans and deployment updates can be expected to capture headlines at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles (October 22-24), iconectiv, a trusted, neutral provider of trusted communications platforms and solutions, – will be drawing attention back to some of the key challenges facing service providers and their customers today.

Speaking Engagements

“SHAKEN and STIR and Robocalling” – Chris Drake, iconectiv CTO and ATIS TOPS Council Chair

Robocalling and callerID spoofing are a global problem.

Feb 4, 2019
Sarasota, FL

Theresa Feil-Sumpter and Bryan Mordecai join panel at IT Expo

iconectiv will join Peerless Network, Porting.com, and Global Strategic Accounts prior to the ITEXPO welcome reception for "VoIP Evolution - Tools to Scale Your VoIP Business Easily and Profitably." The four industry leaders will share their mission and groundbreaking details about the paradigm s

Feb 12, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

“Can STIR/SHAKEN End the Spam Robocall Deluge?” – Gary Richenaker joins panel at IT Expo 2020

Spam calls with spoofed caller IDs have reached unprecedented levels, to the point where people simply refuse to answer calls. iconectiv’s Principal Solutions Architect Gary Richenaker will be participating in a panel discussing the robocall epidemic at IT Expo 2020 in Florida.

Feb 12, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Events

Common Interest Group on Routing & Rating (CIGRR)

iconectiv will host the 1st quarter Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating (CIGRR) work group session on January 21st - 23rd in Glendale, CA. This three day meeting provides an interactive forum for CIGRR to recommend advanced direction to the Telecom Routing Administration (TRA).

Jan 22, 2020

PACE New York Networking Event

iconectiv will be attending the 2020 New York kickoff event with the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) at Kelley Drye.

Jan 23, 2020

GSMA FASG #16

iconectiv’s, Chris Drake, CTO and ATIS TOPS Council Chair, will speak at the GSMA’s Fraud and Security Group (FASG) #16 being held February 4th – 6th in Sarasota, Florida. 

Feb 4, 2020
Sarasota, FL

Risk and Assurance Group (RAG) Dehli Conference

iconectiv is proud to be an annual sponsor of the 2020 Risk and Assurance Group (RAG) Conference in Dehli. The conference will cover revenue assurance, fraud management, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, margin optimization, cost management and other kinds of business assurance.

Feb 5, 2020
Guragon, India

IT EXPO 2020

iconectiv will join large enterprise, mid-market and SMBs, MSPs, service providers and resellers at IT EXPO 2020 for an in-depth look at the communications and technology solutions and trends that are shaping the future.

Feb 11, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Common Language® IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held in San Diego, CA. The advisory board discusses topics impacting the telecommunications industry, while the TAG session addresses day–to-day operational concerns in regards to specific code set

Mar 1, 2020
San Diego, California