Press Releases

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

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This Just In: Squadron of Telecom Superheroes Face Off Against Villains Corrupting the Trusted Communications Ecosystem

In the ever-expanding telecom universe, there are villains trying to corrupt the trusted communications ecosystem. A new infographic from iconectiv breaks down the various obstacles that the communications industry faces and the special powers each of these superheroes possess to combat these challenges. For those ready to join the legion of Trusted Communication Superheroes, we are ready for you to take your place among us.
Jul 21, 2022
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With Identity Emerging in Messaging Solutions, How Will the Industry Change?

During the Messaging & SMS World Session, “Identity in Messaging Solutions are Emerging – How Will the Industry Change?” iconectiv’s SVP of Corporate and Business Development Chris Drake, will be joining other industry professionals to discuss emergent technologies and solutions, and the impact they will have on the industry.
Jun 23, 2022
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How Can Businesses Reassure Their Customers That It’s OK to Pick Up the Phone?

Robocalls have harmed consumer trust in answering calls from numbers they don’t know or recognize. In fact, more than 75% of calls from unidentified or unfamiliar numbers go unanswered. To combat this, businesses and their numbers must be vetted, registered, and verified by service providers to help outbound calls be delivered to consumers and displayed appropriately. During ITEXPO panel session, “How Verification is Helping Maintain the Integrity of Voice Calls,” Jonathan Shulman, Vice President of Business Development at iconectiv, and Harold Salters, Technology Consultant at CTIA, will explore the industry initiatives to help preserve trust in voice communications.
Jun 8, 2022
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AB Handshake Amps Up its Telephone Fraud Fighting Capabilities by Leveraging iconectiv’s Intelligent Numbering Solution

AB Handshake is leveraging iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect intelligent numbering data to further enhance its fraud management system. With this accurate data processed by iconectiv TruNumber Protect, potential fraudulent calls can be better detected and prevented in real-time. This allows AB Handshake’s telecom service provider customers to recover lost revenues, streamline traceback requests and reduce customer churn.
Jun 7, 2022
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How Can We Safeguard the Booming Global Mobile Money Market from Fraudsters?

More consumers than ever before are turning to their mobile devices to conduct banking transactions via SMS and Rich Communications Services (RCS). In fact, the Global Mobile Money Market size was valued at USD 4.24 Billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 31.88 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 28.67% from 2021 to 2028. But, while the opportunity for the booming mobile money market is great, it does not come without challenge – specifically around the mobile wallet itself. During the CFCA Summer Education Event session, “Protecting the Mobile Wallet: Why Number Portability is Critical to Safeguarding Mobile Banking,” iconectiv’s Jonathan Herttua, Director of Information Solutions, and Carolyn Knight, Senior Account Manager for the company’s United States Local Number Portability (LNPA) team will examine how number portability data can be used in a new way to help keep mobile money safe for customers and banks.
May 24, 2022
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How Can Telecom Operators Grow Their Businesses While Mitigating Risk?

Service providers are under significant pressure to sustain revenue growth and profitability while delivering new digital services. At the same time, regulations, technology disruptions, intensifying competition and changing customer demands are also placing telecom operators at a financial and operational crossroads: How can they grow their businesses while reducing cost and mitigating risk? During an upcoming webinar, “Driving Financial Decisions and Compliance with Fixed Asset Management”, iconectiv’s Eyad Alqadi, Regional Director for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and John Hayes, Senior Director, will explore the role that FAM plays in providing critical information to drive financial decisions and ensure compliance.
May 17, 2022
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Toll-Free Calls to Benefit from Nation’s Robocall Mitigation Efforts

As part of its new policy, the Secure Telephony Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) has approved iconectiv as a responsible organization (RespOrg), allowing it to verify the identity of the businesses and contact center operators authorized to use toll-free telephone numbers on our RespOrg. Industry initiatives such as STIR/SHAKEN are rebuilding consumer confidence in voice calls. As a RespOrg, iconectiv now can help verify the identity of the businesses and contact center operators authorized to use toll-free telephone numbers on our RespOrg to help ensure that their outbound calls are not mistakenly flagged as spam.
May 12, 2022

In the news

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Tuning Your Selling Approach For 2022

The science of selling is constantly evolving. Over the last several decades, selling has become more capital intensive, data driven and teamwork oriented. Several secular forces have been changing the nature of selling incrementally over time. Peter Ford, Head of Information Solutions Business at iconectiv, shares his insights on allocating the most effort toward the biggest customer opportunities.
Dec 28, 2021
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5G: The Universal Structure for Service Providers

Multi-access edge computing, virtualized network function and 5G give service providers powerful new ways to maximize scalability, flexibility and operational efficiency while enabling new services and revenue streams. In the latest Network Media Group panel, experts from iconectiv and AT&T explore how a common naming strategy plays a fundamental role in unlocking the true promise and commercial value of 5G.
Nov 5, 2021
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Trusted Communications: Authenticating Calls with Delegate Certificates

People simply do not answer the telephone anymore unless they unequivocally know who is calling. That is hurting legitimate businesses that rely on voice calls to reach their customers. In the latest Network Media Group panel, experts from iconectiv, CTIA, and T-Mobile address the industry's progress in restoring consumer faith and confidence and how a new policy change is helping simplify the verification process.
Nov 5, 2021
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STI-GA Enhances STIR/SHAKEN Functionality to Authenticate Broader Range of Calls

Representing a major advance for the industry-driven work to mitigate illegal robocalls, the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) announced the launch of new STIR/SHAKEN functionality. Beginning October 22, the new software expands caller ID authentication reach with the use of delegate certificates that allow Resp Orgs—the companies responsible for assigning toll-free telephone numbers—to directly join the SHAKEN ecosystem.
Oct 20, 2021
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Selecting the Best Messaging Model for Your Business From Short Codes, Long Codes, and Toll-Free SMS Texts

The business messaging landscape constantly evolves as new technology advancements and innovative ways to engage customers disrupt the ecosystem. For businesses wanting to keep conversational commerce flowing while also engaging with customers cost-effectively and securely, it's essential to understand each messaging type and in which scenario they're most beneficial. In the latest Total Retail article, iconectiv’s Cliff Holsenbeck explores messaging models that will drive the future of business communication and what companies can do to adapt to these models.
Oct 7, 2021
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Telco Transformation Latam 2021

The 2021 Telco Transformation LATAM Digital Summit has officially concluded. Over the three days, many experts addressed digital transformation and its impact on the telecom industry. In this Prensario TI Latin America article, iconectiv’s Principal Corporate Business Development, Juan Carlos Ortiz, explores the importance of operators needing analytics to verify sources.
Sep 24, 2021
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CONECTA LATAM 2021: FIRST DAY

Conecta Latam had its beginning virtually. The first day of the event featured a focus on Business Assurance, Fraud & Security and featured industry recognized speakers. The first day included a presentation by, iconectiv’s Juan Carlos Ortiz, Principal for Corporate Business Development. He discussed how iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect helps telephone companies enhance their call-blocking analytics by proactively identifying calls from high-risk and unallocated number ranges and suspicious premium-rate numbers.
Sep 21, 2021

Events

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Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating Working Group (CIGRR)

iconectiv will host the fourth quarter Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work group session in Scottsdale Arizona, on October 25th – 27th, 2022. This three-day meeting provides a forum for CIGRR to recommend advanced direction to the TruOps Telecom Routing Administration (TRA). TRA is the primary source of numbering, routing, and rating data in support of an intercompany information exchange process for the telecommunications industry. TRA provides data and services for the…
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Common Language IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held in Scottsdale AZ, on October 25th, 26th and 27th. 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.
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PACE ACX’22

As a proud member and Gold sponsor of PACE, iconectiv looks forward to meeting our peers in the contact center industry to demonstrate our commitment to making the customer experiences simple, seamless and secure.
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MWC Las Vegas 22

MWC Las Vegas, in partnership with CTIA, is the GSMA’s flagship event in North America, showcasing the hottest trends in connectivity and mobile innovation. This is where the ecosystem meets face-to-face to build strong relationships. And it’s where we use our collective knowledge to accelerate technology and drive human progress. This is where the mobile ecosystem, technology industry and vertical industries affected by connectivity, come to explore the themes that are shaping our world.
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SOMOS Summit 2022

iconectiv will be joining service providers and regulators at the SOMOS Summit 2022 in Denver, CO on September 27-28, 2022. iconectiv experts will be onsite to discuss how industry players can best protect telephone numbers and provide further information on the intelligence phone numbers inherently have. To connect with iconectiv during SOMOS Summit 2022, visit the link here.
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PACE Washington Summit

With the fluctuating compliance landscape in the telecom industry, businesses need to ensure they are prepared. iconectiv will join telecom experts and service providers at the PACE Washington Summit in Arlington, VA on September 18-20, 2022. iconectiv experts will be on-site to discuss topics like call blocking and labeling, TCPA reform, privacy issues that affect contact centers, dealing with customer data now and in the future and more. To connect with iconectiv at the PACE Washington…
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Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating Working Group (CIGRR)

iconectiv will host the third quarter Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work group session in-person on July 12th – 14th, 2022. This three-day meeting provides an interactive forum for CIGRR to recommend advanced direction to the TruOps Telecom Routing Administration (TRA). TRA is the primary source of numbering, routing, and rating data in support of an intercompany information exchange process for the telecommunications industry. TRA provides data and services for the…

Speaking Engagements

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Not All Numbers Are Created Equal: Finding the Right Messaging Solution for Your Business

The business messaging landscape is constantly changing as new entrants disrupt the ecosystem. Nearly 70% of consumer brand interactions shifted to messaging during the pandemic, and this trend is expected to continue as nearly 65% of the global population send and receive SMS messages.
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Answering the call: How verification is critical to CX success

During this session, iconectiv and CTIA will explore how Registered Caller, their joint initiative, provides a centralized telephone number registry service that enables vetting and verification of enterprise caller ID and rich call data, helping ensure that legitimate and wanted calls are reaching consumers and boosting trust in the integrity of voice calls.
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Fighting the Rise of Financial Crime

iconectiv’s George Cray, Senior Vice President of Information Solutions, Products and Services, will be joining this panel discussion, where he and industry experts will explore how increased collaboration between key stakeholders across the eco-system has enabled the development of innovative solutions to increase security and enhance user experience and digital power transformation.
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Identity in Messaging Solutions are Emerging – how will the industry change?

Sender identity is the root of much of the concerns on fraud and customer experience but changing an established technical framework has proven difficult. Regulatory pressure and solutions are now driving new approaches to limit such as smishing and Spam/unsolicited communications.
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How Verification is Helping Maintain the Integrity of Voice Calls

Studies show that in the U.S., 76 percent of calls from an unidentified or unfamiliar number are left unanswered. While the deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN framework is helping mitigate spoofing and robocalling, some legitimate business calls may consequently be mislabeled as spam, even if they are not.
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GSMA VoIP Forum – Mitigating Call Fraud in the Network

iconectiv’s George Cray, SVP of Information Solutions, Products & Services, will be joining industry leaders and GSMA to dive deeper into combating VoIP fraud with STIR/SHAKEN.
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Protecting the Mobile Wallet: Why Number Portability is Critical to Safeguarding Mobile Banking

The Global Mobile Money Market is booming. Originally valued at USD $3.4 billion in 2019, it is expected to grow to USD $25.76 billion by 2027, as more consumers than ever before are turning to their mobile devices to conduct banking transactions via SMS and RCS. And while the opportunity for the burgeoning mobile money market is great, it does not come without challenge.   One of the biggest is around the mobile wallet itself. Since users’ mobile wallets are associated with their…