Press Releases

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Sharon Oddy
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
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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
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Telecom Leaders Band Together to Fight Phone Fraud

iconectiv’s Bob Grant and Chris Drake will be discussing the available technology and services designed to ensure legitimate calls from businesses are verified and the future of branded calling authentication at the SIPNOC 2023 Conference in Herdon, VA on September 12-13, 2023.
Sep 12, 2023
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MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions Marks Major Milestone in India by Surpassing 400 Million Port In Requests

MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India (MITS), an iconectiv subsidiary, has accomplished 400 million mobile number port-in requests out of 580 million Zone 2 subscribers in India, underscoring the importance of number portability in driving competition and choice among telecom providers.
Sep 7, 2023
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With Global Telecom Fraud on the Rise, Industry Experts Explore How to Mitigate It

iconectiv’s VP of Information Solutions, Don Holloway, will discuss the evolution of fraud and how regulatory agencies respond at the MEF CONNECTS: The Future of Fraud Prevention Conference in London, U.K. on Tuesday, September 5.
Sep 5, 2023
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With Callback Fraud a Major Issue, Telecom Leader iconectiv Addresses How to Stop It

iconectiv’s Director, Alberto Apablaza, will discuss communications fraud and provide insights on the types of tools available to fight it at the Telco Transformation LATAM conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday, August 30. iconectiv will also be exhibiting from Tuesday, August 29 to Wednesday, August 30.
Aug 29, 2023

In the news


NMG Number Portability Fraud Session with iconectiv

In this webinar session, David Wilson, Vice President of Global Sales at iconectiv, joins Abe Nejad, Publisher at The Network Media Group, and Teresa Cottam, Chief Analyst at Omnisperience to provide his perspective on number portability solutions.
Jun 6, 2023

Avoid Phone Scams

Chris Drake, SVP of Corporate and Business Development, iconectiv, joins KATU – Portland, to offer advice on avoiding phone scams.
Jun 5, 2023


In this article, Peter Ford, executive vice president and head of iconectiv’s Information Solutions business, provides his perspective on how communications service providers should prioritize the network and network connectivity for 5G business cases in this article. Peter highlights the distinction between several levels of trust between businesses and customers in a Q&A.
May 30, 2023

iconectiv Interview with CBS San Antonio: Wrong Number Texts

In this interview, Chris Drake, SVP, Corporate and Business Development at iconectiv, explains the dangers of answering texts from unknown but innocent looking numbers. Chris emphasizes the importance of not feeling obligated to politely respond, which can leave you vulnerable to being scammed.
May 25, 2023

Trending Tech: Fraud: Why are UK telcos so vulnerable and can they curb attacks on all of us?

In this podcast, Peter Ford of iconectiv and Teresa Cottam of Omnisperience discuss how Britain’s telcos can curb the crimewave of cyber-enabled fraud.
Apr 20, 2023

Interview with NBC: How to Win Against Schemes During March Madness

NBC Dallas reports on the dangers of sports betting scams as March Madness continues. George Cray, SVP of iconectiv, shares his expert knowledge on fraud and telecom scams. Cray shares that text messaging is the most common medium for scammers to use right now because 97% of texts are opened, most of which are in the first 3 minutes.
Mar 26, 2023

Interview with ABC: Experts warn to be wary of March Madness scam texts

Dominique Newland of ABC Austin warns viewers of potential scams popping up around March Madness. Newland gets commentary from cybersecurity expert Chris Drake, SVP of iconectiv. Drake highlights the fact that texts from 10-digit numbers with a link or sense of urgency are commonly scams. On the other hand, consumers must opt-in to getting text from a 5-6-digit shortcode and, these numbers have been verified and secured.
Mar 19, 2023



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.

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.

FCBA’s 35th Annual Dinner

iconectiv will attend the 35th Annual FCBA Dinner on December 7, 2023, at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C.

INCA Conference 2023 & Awards Dinner

Join iconectiv’s Vice President of Global Sales, David Wilson, on November 21 and 22, 2023, as he attends the INCA Conference in Birmingham, U.K.

U.S. Broadband Summit

Join iconectiv’s Product Marketing Specialist, Adrian Barcia, as he attends the first-ever U.S. Broadband Summit on November 15-17, 2023, in Washington D.C.

CFCA: Fall Educational Event

Join iconectiv’s Director of Sales, Jon Herttua, as he attends CFCA’s 2023 Fall Educational Event on October 24-26, 2023.

Common Language IAB &TAG Meeting October

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held in Columbus, OH on October 17th, 18th and 19th. 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.

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."