Press Releases

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

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As Distributed Workstyles Grow, iconectiv TruNumber Routing Helps Ensure Calls and Text Messages are Delivered Accurately and Cost-Effectively in 84 Countries

The pandemic’s impact on business continuity and workstyles has increased enterprises’ reliance on telecommuting and other highly distributed workforces. This trend also increases the need to ensure that calls and text messages are always routed correctly to wherever employees are based. iconectiv’s TruNumber Routing helps service providers ensure that their enterprise customers’ calls and messages are routed correctly and via the least-cost routes. TruNumber Routing provides optimal routing and rating data for 84 countries, including Canada, Ghana, India, Japan, Spain, South Korea and the United States.
Aug 5, 2021
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Legitimate Businesses, Telephone Companies Now Have More Options to Present Verified Caller ID to Consumers

A recent announcement of approval for the use of Delegate Certificates from Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) revealed that there may be a clearer and more concise path to ending the headache that is robocalls. Delegate Certificates opens the door for newer technologies that can combat robocalls such as Registered Caller™. Businesses that rely on phone calls to consumers, call-answer rates, and customer satisfaction have taken a hit with the ever growing robocall rates. CTIA in partnership iconectiv will continue to work on Registered Caller™ to take down the hinderance of robocalls and get business and phone calls back on track.
Jul 26, 2021
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iconectiv to Participate at Virtual SIP Forum 2021 STIR/SHAKEN Summit

Presented by the SIP Forum, the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN Virtual Summit is a reprise of the special mid-year webinar series focused on the STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework. This conference is a unique event for service providers and carriers to gather to discuss the challenges of deploying and implementing SIP-based communications technology, and to learn the best-practices and strategies that enable the successful and profitable operation of SIP-based services and applications. During these sessions, iconectiv experts will discuss updates on Registered Caller, recent policy updates and their impact, as well as provide strategies and lessons learned regarding cross-border calls and more.
Jul 16, 2021
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T-Mobile and Partners Complete First-Ever Wireless Call with Rich Call Data

Recent reports indicate U.S. consumers are on pace to receive more than 52 billion robocalls this year. T-Mobile, along with a premier group of technology companies, messaging industry stakeholders and voice service providers including First Orion, CTIA, Everbridge, iconectiv, NetNumber, Numeracle, and Twilio, has now completed what is believed to be the first ever wireless call to combine authenticated Caller ID and Rich Call Data (RCD), powered by the STIR/SHAKEN framework and protocols. With this important step forward for the industry, the job of scammers and spammers will soon be even harder.
Jul 16, 2021
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iconectiv Joins the 5G Open Innovation Lab to Accelerate New Enterprise Services

Communications service providers rely on iconectiv® TruOps Common Language® to ensure that their physical and virtual assets in the infrastructure can support new 5G services at scale. Now, iconectiv is bringing that expertise to a new partnership with the 5G Open Innovation Lab, which focuses on fueling the development of new capabilities and services that will transform the enterprise. By joining this global applied innovation ecosystem as a technology partner, iconectiv will work with 5G equipment providers, cloud-service providers, academia, government agencies, communication service providers as well as early- and later-stage start-ups.
Jun 28, 2021
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Brand Impact of Consumer Trust in Voice Calls, Text Messages and RCS

Illegal robocalls, SMS spam and “wangiri” one-ring scams are a global scourge that has conditioned consumers to ignore calls and messages from phone numbers they don’t recognize. They also create significant financial losses for businesses, schools, health care providers and other organizations because important alerts, reminders and other notifications go unanswered, requiring multiple follow-ups. Service providers also bear the cost of investigating and resolving customer complaints. In a two-part livestream event, MWC21 attendees can learn how the industry is working to rebuild consumer trust in voice calls and SMS while protecting new technologies such as Rich Communication Services (RCS).
Jun 23, 2021
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Protect Your Customers Against Wangiri One-Ring Scams: Understanding and Implementing the FCC Safe Harbor

As part of the Competitive Carriers Association’s “Protect Your Customers from One-Ring Scams: Trusted Tools to Fight Fraud” webinar, iconectiv’s Principal Solutions Engineer, David Estes will explore how iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect gives service providers a simple, seamless and secure way to identify calls from high-risk and unallocated number ranges, and suspicious premium-rate numbers, before they reach customers.
Jun 16, 2021

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Registered Caller: A Centralized Registry Service to Collect, Vet and Send Enterprise STIR/SHAKEN and Rich-Call-Data to Consumers

STIR/SHAKEN is a now widely-adopted protocol enabling telecoms to feed calling party attestation info to consumers when they receive a call from businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. George Cray, iconectiv Senior Vice President of Product along with an expert from CTIA, sits down with Dan Baker, editor from Black Swan Telecom Journal, to discuss the adoption of initiatives like Registered Caller.
Jan 7, 2022
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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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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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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