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iconectiv's blog, the Pulse, features thought leadership pieces and articles about telecommunications industry trends, including fraud prevention, digital identity verification and efficient call routing,providing insights into industry challenges and solutions.

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Sharon Oddy
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With New Mandated OTS Switching Process on the Horizon, UK Communications Providers Have Viable Managed Access Provider Option

The United Kingdom’s One Touch Switch (OTS) deadline is 12 September 2024, requiring communications providers (CPs) to comply with specific OTS requirements. As a registered Managed Access Provider with TOTSCo, iconectiv UK Limited offers the necessary flexibility for providers to meet today's residential broadband market demands.
Jun 12, 2024
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iconectiv Chief Technology Officer Elected to SIP Forum Board of Directors

Steve Tang, Chief Technology Officer at iconectiv, has joined the Board of Directors of the SIP Forum, showcasing his expertise in trusted communications and iconectiv's dedication to advancing communication services, supporting emerging technologies and combating the misuse of communication networks.
May 16, 2024
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Cross Border Call Authentication for Fighting Fraudulent Calls Takes the Stage at CABASE Internet Day

iconectiv's Angelica Ford and Bob Grant will dive into Common Language and Cross Border Call Authentication at CABASE Internet Day, emphasizing the importance of establishing a common language in network interconnection and resolving international calling challenges to uphold trust in Argentina's communications.
May 16, 2024
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Today’s Digital Age Calls for Increased Protection of the Phone Number, says iconectiv

In the digital age, phone numbers have become essential components of identity verification. In their new market brief, iconectiv emphasizes the critical need to safeguard phone numbers, offering a digital identity portfolio that helps businesses strengthen security measures and streamline customer verification processes.
May 2, 2024
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The Path to 5G Profitability for Data Centers, Towers and Real Estate Companies

A new iconectiv white paper explores how data center operators and commercial real estate companies can use Common Language to build awareness of their fiber, interconnection and tower/site portfolios. iconectiv will showcase Common Language during Connect(X) 2024 in Atlanta on May 14.
Apr 30, 2024
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Upcoming Live Webinar Shines Light on Best Practices to Secure the Digital Identity

iconectiv’s Michael O’Brien will discuss the vital role of phone numbers in digital identity verification during the "Securing the Digital Frontier” webinar on April 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. ET. He will cover fraud prevention, regulatory compliance and ensuring trustworthy digital identity signals, highlighting the need for global collaboration.
Apr 23, 2024
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How Financial Service Companies Are Using Phone Number Data to Mitigate Fraud

iconectiv's recent case study demonstrates how financial institutions leverage numbering data to enhance security and combat fraud. By identifying recently ported phone numbers through iconectiv's data exchanges, companies can verify phone number accuracy, crucial for identification amidst rising mobile-focused fraud threats.
Apr 22, 2024

In the news


Forbes: Countering Fraud and Navigating Customer Experience Complexities

In this article, Peter Ford, EVP and Head of Information Solutions Business at iconectiv, discusses the persistent threats to digital identity, focusing on phone number vulnerabilities. He stresses the importance of KYC and KYB verification processes and advocates for protecting phone number integrity for secure digital interactions.
Mar 15, 2024

Pipeline Magazine: The Five Rs of the Customer Experience: Protecting Digital Identity, Preventing Fraud & Robocalls

iconectiv’s Michael O’Brien explores the dual impact of digital transformation on businesses, noting positive changes in efficiency and customer experience alongside challenges posed by a surge in fraudulent activities, particularly in robocalls.
Mar 11, 2024

VanillaPlus: How phone numbers define us

Mike O’Brien, EVP of Business Development at iconectiv, joins Jim Morrish from VanillaPlus to discuss how phone numbers have become the key to our identity.
Mar 8, 2024

VanillaPlus Issue 2 2024: iconectiv’s Mike O’Brien explains how verified identity will slam the door on fraud

Mike O’Brien, EVP of Business Development at iconectiv, explores with VanillaPlus the challenges businesses and consumers face in verifying identity and combating fraud in the digital age.
Feb 26, 2024

Telecom Reseller: Fraudsters target personal phone numbers as iconectiv helps enterprises and others protect their brands

iconectiv’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Michael O’Brien, joins Doug Green at Telecom Reseller Podcast to discuss the challenges and opportunities of keeping things secure as your phone number becomes a target.
Feb 20, 2024

Fox 26 Houston: Record $23 billion expected to be bet on Super Bowl

Chris Drake, SVP at iconectiv, joins Heather Sullivan at Fox 26 Houston to discuss Super Bowl scams.
Feb 8, 2024

CBS News Los Angeles, The Rundown: Avoiding Super Bowl Fraud and Scams

Chris Drake, SVP at iconectiv, joins Juan Fernandez for CBS News Los Angeles, The Rundown to discuss Super Bowl scams.
Jan 23, 2024



Money 20/20

Join iconectiv at Money 20/20 on October 27-30, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV, to meet with other industry experts and discuss what’s next in Payments, FinTech and Financial Services.

Somos Summit 2024

Join iconectiv’s Senior Account Director, Mike Gilbert, as he attends Somos Summit 2024 on September 23-24, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV.

SIP Network Operators Conference

As a diamond sponsor, iconectiv’s Steve Tang, Chris Drake and Sarah Halko will be joining the 13th annual SIP Network Operators Conference on September 17-19, 2024, in Herndon, VA, to gain insights into best practices and strategies for the successful operation of SIP-based-services and applications.

Identity Week 2024

Join iconectiv’s Chris Drake at Identity Week on September 11-12, 2024, in Washington, D.C., to connect with the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking and more effective identity solutions.

Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention

As diamond sponsors, iconectiv’s Roland Guegal, Robin Conley and Theresa Feil Sumpter are attending the Competitive Carriers Annual Convention on September 9-11, 2024, in Amelia Island, FL, to discuss topics on technology innovations and keen strategies in the mobile industry.

Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating July 2024

iconectiv will host the third Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work group session of 2024from July 23-26 in Des Moines, Iowa.

CEPT Workshop on Combating Fraudulent Communications

iconectiv’s Stephen Breen will be attending the CEPT Workshop on Combating Fraudulent Communications 2024 on July 2-3, 2024, at Scandic Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark, to explore contemporary trends in fraudulent communications, encompassing voice, messaging and OTT services.

Speaking Engagements

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Common Language and Cross Border Authentication at CABASE Internet Day

iconectiv’s Angelica Ford, Global Senior Account Director, and Bob Grant, Principal Product Manager, join other industry leaders at the CABASE Internet Day from May 16-17, 2024, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to cover Common Language and Cross Border Authentication.
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Connect (X) 2024

Connect (X) is the leading North American business technology event uniting industry stakeholders focused on 5G infrastructure. Emphasizing the need for an expanded network infrastructure community to support the next wave of 5G deployment, Connect (X) will be taking place May 14-16, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.Join Myk Konrad, iconectiv’s VP and Head of Product Management, as he speaks with other industry experts during the “Leveraging Digital Twins Data To Improve Tower And Network Asset…
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VanillaPlus Webinar with iconectiv

iconectiv’s Michael O’Brien, Chief Product Officer, joins the VanillaPlus webinar with iconectiv, “Securing the Digital Frontier: Navigating Challenges and Best Practices in Digital Identity Verification,” on April 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. ET.
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iconectiv Session During UK WISPA Spring 2024 Members Meeting

iconectiv’s David Wilson, Vice President of Global Sales, joins other industry leaders at UK WISPA Spring 2024 Members Meeting on March 20-21, 2024, in Birmingham, UK, for a panel to discuss the UK’s new era of broadband switching.
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MEF Leadership Forum Americas – Business Messaging & AI

iconectiv’s Matt Lear, Senior Director of Product Management, joins other industry leaders at MEF Leadership Forum Americas on March 19 in Miami, Florida, for a panel to discuss best practices for choosing the correct endpoint for text messaging.
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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.