Press Releases

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

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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

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KSL 5 TV: NCAA Tournament basketball is coming to Salt Lake and so are the ticket scams

Chris Drake, SVP at iconectiv, joins Matt Gephardt from KSL 5 TV to discuss March Madness ticket scams.
Mar 20, 2024
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Events

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UK WISPA Spring 2024 Members Meeting

David Wilson, iconectiv’s Vice President of Global Sales, will be speaking at the UK WISPA Spring 2024 Members Meeting in Birmingham, UK, held from March 20-21, 2024.
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Common Language® IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will be held March 5-7, 2024, in Alpharetta, GA. The advisory board discusses topics impacting the telecommunications industry, while the TAG session addresses day–to–day operational concerns regarding specific code sets.
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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.
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ITEXPO 2024

Join iconectiv’s Senior Account Director, Mike Gilbert, as he attends ITEXPO on February 13-15, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Capacity Middle East

Join iconectiv’s Mike Gilbert, Theresa Feil Sumpter and Eyad Alqadi at Capacity Middle East from February 6-8, 2024, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Industry leaders will focus on further globalizing the i3Forum as they extend their reach in critical geographies such as the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.
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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.
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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.

Speaking Engagements

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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."
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Are We Ready for a Universal Registry of Known Telephone Numbers?

Join iconectiv’s Chris Drake, Senior Vice President - Corporate and Business Development, on June 12 when he moderates the “Are We Ready for a Universal Registry of Known Telephone Numbers?” webinar panel at KYC Summit 2023.
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NUMBER PORTABILITY, TELEPHONY: Update and Challenges

Join iconectiv’s Alberto Apablaza, LATAM Account Director, on May 17 as he hosts the NUMBER PORTABILITY, TELEPHONY: Update and Challenges session at Internet Day 2023 in Argentina.
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The 5G playbook – What Do you Need to Deploy 5G?

5G may already be available in most of the U.S., but there are still many small operators that are in the beginning of their 5G transitions.  This panel discussion will talk about the spectrum, regulatory challenges, infrastructure needs and investment requirements to build a 5G network. In addition, it will discuss some of the unknowns that we are still learning about 5G, such as why operators have failed to fully monetize 5G at this point.
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Superheroes Unite: Protecting and Defending the Communications Ecosystem

In the ever-expanding telecom universe, there are villains trying to corrupt the communications ecosystem. Fortunately, a legion of Trusted Communication Superheroes—each wielding unique special powers—are laser-focused on keeping people connected, businesses running and commerce flowing by identifying and verifying legitimate callers so that their voice traffic receives the proper authentication and is not inaccurately categorized as potentially suspicious or illegal. Get ready to take your place among the legion of Trusted Communication Superheroes who are mitigating suspicious activity and protecting businesses, communication providers and consumers every day.