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Are home location register (HLR) lookups putting your business at risk?

January 23, 2019

Market brief outlines how service providers can efficiently route calls and messages securely

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – January 23, 2019: With tens of millions of telephone numbers porting to a different network every week, service providers must be able to identify what network a telephone is on to route a call or message to it in fractions of a second. Getting that detail wrong is a costly mistake, which is why a new market brief from iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry, includes insights to help service providers securely and efficiently complete calls and messages.

The market brief, “Are home location register (HLR) lookups putting your business at risk?” delves into the various tools service providers can utilize when routing calls and messages including the potential risk of using Home Location Register (HLR) lookups. Since HLR lookups, used in the early days of mobile communications, are so readily available it opens up the potential for fraudsters to access the system to hack and track mobile phone numbers. It can also be used to receive data and direct traffic over grey routes to avoid paying legitimate charges.

Safer, more secure alternatives to HLR lookups are discussed in the market brief, including iconectiv® TruNumber Routing. The near real-time tool is the safest, most accurate way to obtain correct network routing information so that service providers can simply, seamlessly and securely send voice calls and Short Messaging Service (SMS)/text messages to the right network.

Download a copy of the market brief today.