Press Releases

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

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A Single Fraudulent Call Cost A Major Retailer $400,000. Here’s What It Did Next.

Retailers and other businesses lose an average of $1.82 billion annually to callback fraud, according to the Communications Fraud Control Association. A newly released iconectiv use case describes how one major retailer that lost $400,000 in a single callback fraud incident, opted to address the issue by banning all callbacks to the country where the fraud originated before realizing that there were other, more customer-first options available. The use case explains how the retailer trialed iconectiv® TruNumber Protect, which features a comprehensive, continually updated database of high-risk and unallocated telephone number ranges worldwide, that enables retailers to assess situations as they come and protect themselves from fraud.
Jan 13, 2022
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MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Passes 300 Million Ported Numbers Milestone

Mobile number porting frees India’s consumers and businesses to keep their mobile number when switching service providers. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is good for businesses, consumers and the industry because it provides customers with choices, which drives competition and innovation. Since 2011, MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India (MITS), an iconectiv subsidiary, has managed over 300 million port requests across its 575 million subscribers throughout Zone 2.
Jan 4, 2022
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AT&T and iconectiv Examine Foundational Ways to Monetize And Operationalize 5G Deployments And Services

Despite the operational and monetization challenges service providers face in the deployment of business strategies involving 5G, operational improvements and savings can be realized across all industries. In a recent Network Media Group panel, experts from iconectiv and AT&T explore the importance of an industry alliance to achieve common goals, common standards and common APIs that will help operational partners reduce complexity as well as TruOps Common Language as the foundational element that allows AT&T to deploy new services more rapidly.
Dec 1, 2021
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Workshop Series Examines Global Measures to Restore Consumer Trust in Communications

Robocalling is a world-wide epidemic that affects businesses and consumers in every corner of the globe. With the successful launch of STIR/SHAKEN in the U.S., robocalls are now in a continued decline. As the policy administrator of STIR/SHAKEN, iconectiv's Chris Drake, alongside global leaders, will join the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) workshop series—improving the security of signaling protocols—to provide an update on the rollout of the STIR/SHAKEN framework in the U.S. and how legitimate, global businesses benefit.
Nov 22, 2021
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Experts Discuss Verifying Voice Calls And Boosting Consumer Confidence In Communications

In this era, when more than 70% of people have stopped answering voice calls, legitimate businesses need, want and deserve a way to have consumers know that a call is from a trusted calling party. Consumers want that, too. In a recent Network Media Group panel, experts from CTIA, iconectiv and T-Mobile explain how the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) policy change is helping simplify the verification of voice calls—including toll-free numbers—for all legitimate callers.
Nov 16, 2021
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How Phone Companies Can Utilize Numbering Intelligence to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Protect Revenue

Local number portability gives consumers the choice and convenience of keeping their wireline or wireless telephone number when switching from one service provider to another. During this USTelecom Webinar, iconectiv will explain the concept of numbering intelligence—a data routing and rating framework that simply and seamlessly determines which phone numbers belong to which phone companies.
Nov 9, 2021
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Registered Caller Offers Companies Expanded Options to Take Advantage of STIR/SHAKEN for Verifying Caller Information

Today, the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) announced a new era of STIR/SHAKEN functionality, expanding caller ID authentication reach with the use of delegate certificates and by allowing Resp Orgs to directly join the SHAKEN ecosystem. Registered Caller—the collaborative industry initiative facilitated by CTIA and iconectiv—will operationalize this process by providing a trusted, industry-backed, centralized telephone number registry that service providers and certification authorities can use to verify phone number information.
Oct 20, 2021

In the news

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CSPs must adopt a common language to ensure optimised operations

iconectiv estimates that CSPs lose up to 20% of their annual capital expenditure—$65 billion industry-wide—because of communication challenges, asset complexity and misunderstood inventory. Under pressure to deliver 5G, edge computing, virtualized networking and other capabilities, CSPs are using a common language for the deployment, interconnection and management of physical and virtual assets. In this VanillaPlus article, Eyad Alqadi and John Hayes explain how common language provides visibility for CSPs and their external organizations—such as partners and vendors—to easily understand and optimize their assets.
Feb 25, 2022
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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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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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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

Events

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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.