The Network Media Group recently sat down with a panel of experts at Mobile World Congress ‘23 in Barcelona to discuss the role of tower companies in the deployment of 5G. Learn how tower companies are able to partner with telecom service providers to tap into new revenue streams and speed up 5G rollouts.
iconectiv has been providing mobile number portability service in Greece since 2004. After winning the new public tender, iconectiv will continue providing mobile and fixed number portability service for an additional five years – making Greece one of few countries in the world offering portability for both types of telecom service. For nearly 20 years, Greece has been a trailblazer in offering number portability, which helps drive innovation across service providers by offering consumers and businesses convenience and choice for their telecom needs. Number portability additionally helps Greece’s regulators more efficiently manage their numbering resources.
iconectiv takes to MWC Barcelona 2023 to showcase how communication service providers are mitigating fraud, caller ID spoofing, smishing, illegal robocalling and network inefficiency. Fraud undermines consumer trust, creating business challenges for service providers, their enterprise customers and consumers. In the shadows of service providers globally, a squadron of advanced and intelligent superheroes are diligently working to keep the integrity of the communications infrastructure and the relevancy of the communication channels intact.
For over a decade, iconectiv—the world leader in number portability and ambassador for trusted communication—has played a key role in enabling number portability across Argentina. On September 20, 2022, Argentina became one of the six countries in the world that support both fixed and wireless number portability, powered by iconectiv’s Number Portability Clearinghouse solution. This expansion provides choice and convenience to consumers and businesses and drives innovation among communication providers. The addition of fixed number portability helps Argentina's regulators more efficiently manage and optimize national numbering resources.
Network Service Providers are looking for new income streams to offset shrinking voice, data revenues and margins. If they implement OBR quickly and correctly, it can be a major new source of revenue — and enable them to avoid penalties and surcharges that can be 3,000% over standard termination rates. iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect can be added to Network Service Providers’ existing rating and billing solutions to immediately and accurately determine the correct charges and surcharges.
iconectiv’s Senior Account Manager for the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) team, Carolyn Knight, has joined the Communications Fraud Control Association’s (CFCA) Consumer Education Committee. This committee focuses on arming consumers with information to help protect themselves from becoming victims of communications fraud. As a committee member, Carolyn will work closely with other industry professionals to create the educational resources consumers and businesses need to safeguard against fraudsters.
Illegal robocalls not only are a complete nuisance but, when effective, can serve as a gateway for fraudulent activities. Which is why 75% of calls from unknown or unrecognizable numbers go unanswered, and also the reason why the Federal Communications Commission enacted the SHAKEN/STIR framework mandate for communications service providers (CSPs) across the U.S.
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.
In the second part of iconectiv’s interview with Teresa Cottam, Chief Analyst at Omnisperience, we discuss her newly published white paper, ‘UK Digital Fraud: There’s a gap in the UK digital infrastructure and it’s letting fraud in,’ and explore why she thinks it’s critical for the United Kingdom (UK) to change its current number portability processes now.
With fraud costing the British economy £137 billion, this month UK-based analyst house and consultancy Omnisperience issued a new white paper, ‘UK Digital Fraud: There’s a gap in the UK digital infrastructure and it’s letting fraud in.’ iconectiv sat down with the paper’s author Chief Analyst Teresa Cottam to discuss the current fraud issue and why she believes a revamp of how the UK handles number porting is critical for a modern digital economy.
When it comes to engaging with customers, messaging is often where businesses will find success.
Globally, 5 billion people (approximately 65% of the world’s population) send and receive SMS messages, while 80% of the North American population use text messaging.
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.
With 50+ sessions, 7 industry-specific tracks, an interactive exhibit hall and numerous networking opportunities, attendees at Connect X will explore next-generation technologies, connect with new partners and learn about the future of connectivity. iconectiv is a Silver Sponsor of Connect X and will be exhibiting.
iconectiv will join the WICT Network to honor women in the cable telecom industry with a banquet dinner in Denver, CO on May 5, 2023. Walk of Fame is an inspiring celebration of influential leaders in cable, who go above and beyond, push for success and change that brings immeasurable impact to our industry. Each year, 500+ gather to honor veteran leaders, up-and-coming talent, and game-changing industry contributors who exemplify WICT’s Touchstones of Leadership. This evening event attracts industry attendance from all levels, including national C-suite executives. Honorees embody WICT’s vision to create women leaders who transform our industry. iconectiv will be sponsoring this event at the Strategic Partner level and will be sitting at table #17.
iconectiv will host the second quarter Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating (CIGRR) work group session on April 18th – 20th, 2023. 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 industry to…
Conecta Mexico is a specialist in creating industry leading meetings in Latin America. They are passionate about Latin America and their purpose is facilitating knowledge and networking for executives in the whole region. Conecta works with a customer-focused strategy to deliver high-quality summits, facilitating networking and experiences and bringing together senior executives from the Telecom and ICT industry under the same roof. Board level attendees gather from telecom global mobile, fixed, cable operators, service providers, regulators and government bodies. They understand technology and telecommunications are the main motors for societies transformation and contribute for an increasingly connected and digital territory. Keynote speakers will include AT&T Mexico, Telefonica Movistar, MCM Telecom and Omdia. iconectiv will be a Gold Sponsor of this event and will be exhibiting with a booth. Don’t miss Bob Grant, iconectiv’s Director of Product Management, presenting on Global Shaken.
The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held Virtually, on March 7th, 8th and 9th. 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.
Capacity Middle East is the largest carrier meeting for the Middle Eastern region, uniting the region’s key ICT players representing the carrier, cloud, hyperscaler, content, digital infrastructure, edge, software, data center and technology industries. The iconectiv sales team will be in attendance.
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.
Globally telecom users have been suffering RoboCalls, or nuisance calls. The USA and Canada have introduced call tracing capability that should help stop unwanted and fraudulent calls to reach the final consumers – what was then called STIR SHAKEN. Different levels of protection have been rolled out, but the problem seems to persist. MEF is holding a webinar to examine the lessons that have been learned from STIR SHAKEN and what the future holds for RoboCalls.
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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.
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.
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…