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news & events

Press Releases

Media Contact:
Sharon Oddy
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
+1 732 699-5130
soddy@iconectiv.com
June 15, 2021

MWC21 Spotlights How Trusted Communications is Protecting Consumers, Brands and Bottom Lines

One-ring wangiri fraud is a global scourge that’s increased 300 percent over the past few years. Under an FCC Report and Order effective Feb. 12, 2021, U.S. service providers may block calls from telephone numbers that are highly likely to be associated with one-ring robocall scams if they use reasonable analytics in deciding which telephone numbers to block. iconectiv TruNumber Protect gives service providers a cost-effective way to proactively protect their customers by providing essential information for accurately targeting the originators of one-ring and other robocalling scams. At Mobile World Congress, iconectiv will showcase the innovative ways that service providers, regulators, trade associations and other industry stakeholders are successfully mitigating fraud and spam.

May 13, 2021

USTelecom Webinar Spotlights Challenges and Opportunities for Rapid 5G Rollouts

iconectiv—along with a guest speaker from IDC—will participate in a USTelecom webinar to discuss the key findings from the latest iconectiv sponsored IDC whitepaper. Presenters will cover topics such as the challenges service providers face in their deployment and support strategies for 5G, the role of a universal structure in the deployment and more.

April 29, 2021

IDC Whitepaper Addresses The Challenges Of Cost-Effectively Deploying 5G At Scale

The greatest challenge communication service providers face is keeping pace with technology advancements – like 5G – that support the rollout of new revenue-generating services in a way that is both profitable and scaleable. One of the main hurdles to achieving this is the deployment, management and interconnection of physical and virtual assets that support these services. To address this challenge, IDC has released a new whitepaper, “Common Language Drives Customer Value for All Network Technology: 5G/MEC and Virtualized Networking,” which discusses how a common naming strategy improves the effectiveness of real-time network operations and key business management functions while also bringing increased awareness when launching and managing new network-based services.

March 17, 2021

Best Practices for Building a Secure Foundation for RCS

iconectiv’s Chris Drake and MEF’s Paul Eccles will participate in a virtual event titled, RCS Verified Sender: The Importance of Zero Trust and Reputation to the Business Messaging Ecosystem. During this virtual panel, global industry experts will address the complex world of business messaging and best practices for implementing a sender verification framework.

March 16, 2021

SIP Forum Welcomes New Telecom Leaders to its Board of Directors as the Industry Addresses Illegal Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Forum, a group that works directly with service providers and equipment vendors to develop the best practices for deploying the SIP-based framework end to end in the United States, has elected iconectiv’s CTO Chris Drake to its Board of Directors alongside industry leaders from AT&T, Verizon, Lumen, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Microsoft. As a member of the Board of Directors, Drake will help provide guidance and overall governance of all SIP Forum operations.

March 4, 2021

iconectiv CTO Chris Drake Takes Leadership Position with GSMA

Telecommunications services like calls and messages are fundamental to everyday existence, and service providers heavily depend on the availability of affordable and interoperable technologies to meet customer expectations for reliability. The Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) launched a new process for the governance and approval of industry specifications, including the creation of the Industry Specifications Approving Group (ISAG) as the oversight and approval body for all industry specification work. iconectiv’s CTO Chris Drake has been appointed as one of a limited number of non-service provider members of the group. The ISAG consists of senior representatives of the industry and includes service provider and non-service provider GSMA members.