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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
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With Voice and Messaging Communications, Trust is a Two-Way Street

The past few years have demonstrated just how much we depend on our mobile phones – for services, connection and convenience. As a result, digital transformation is gaining significant momentum, and identity verification is becoming more critical than ever. Businesses need to have trust in knowing who their customers are and consumers need to trust that the company that is calling or texting them is indeed who they say they are. In a recent interview with Mobile World Live, iconectiv Senior Vice President George Cray provided insights on how the industry is working to re-establish trust in the global communications ecosystem and the role that iconectiv plays in pushing digital transformation forward while ensuring service providers comply with regulations.
May 2, 2022
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Do You Take Calls from Numbers You Don’t Recognize? Odds Are, You Don’t

In this day and age, where so many in-person interactions have been replaced with remote engagements, digital transformation has become fundamental. As a result, businesses and consumers are relying on their mobile devices more than ever – utilizing voice and text communications to navigate their personal and professional lives. But with more than 85 billion spam phone calls being placed globally each year – costing trillions of dollars in lost business and productivity – keeping both the voice and messaging ecosystem safe for consumers and attractive to business is critical. In a recent interview with Mobile World Live, iconectiv CTO Chris Drake answered these questions, and discussed how to further build trust in communications, insights on new solutions to better identify legitimate businesses and more.
Apr 25, 2022
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How Service Providers are Weeding Out Illegal Robocalls, SMS Spam and Other Fraud Before It Reaches Consumers

Each year, communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide lose over US$39 billion to fraud such as illegal robocalls, SMS phishing (“smishing”) and “wangiri” callback schemes, according to the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) and analyst firms. During the panel session, “Protect Your Customers from One-Ring Scams: Trusted Tools to Fight Fraud,” iconectiv telecom fraud expert David Estes will discuss how CSPs are upgrading their existing call-blocking analytics to identify calls from high-risk and unallocated number ranges and suspicious premium-rate numbers.
Apr 22, 2022
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iconectiv Toll-Free-Number Expert Mike Gilbert Elected ATIS SNAC Co-Chair

Years of illegal robocalls, SMS spam and fraud have undermined consumer trust in voice calls and text messages, including those from toll-free numbers. Restoring trust is critical for service providers and all the retailers, schools, healthcare providers and other organizations that depend on toll-free numbers to inform and engage consumers. As a new co-chair of the ATIS SMS/800 Number Administration Committee (SNAC), iconectiv Senior Account Director Mike Gilbert will oversee key toll-free number industry initiatives such as ensuring consumer trust in voice calls and text messaging.
Apr 21, 2022
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The Path to Trusted Voice Calls and Text Messages

In an effort to stave off the more than 85 billion illegal robocalls placed each year, as well as SMS phishing (“smishing”) and other fraud, industry players have banded together to keep the voice and messaging ecosystem safe for consumers and attractive to businesses. Abe Nejad, publisher of The Network Media Group, recently sat down with iconectiv Senior Vice President George Cray during Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona to discuss the latest on STIR/SHAKEN, Registered Caller™ and industry trends.
Apr 19, 2022

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VanillaPlus Magazine Issue 1 2023: Are we nearly there yet?

In VanillaPlus Magazine, iconectiv shares an expert deep dive into origin-based rating. Over the past several years, network service providers have been feeling increased pressure to find new income streams to offset shrinking voice and data revenues, as well as margins. Origin-based rating is an untapped income opportunity that lies in how network service providers operate their business – specifically in relation to how they charge for terminating calls.
Feb 21, 2023

Interview with FOX: Experts remind people to watch out for tax scams

Joshua Oculam of FOX Scranton cautions viewers of tax scams ramping up before April. iconectiv CTO, Chris Drake, provides expert insight on ways to keep viewers and their information safe. Drake explains that the IRS will contact Americans by notices in the mail, not by text or email. If a suspicious looking message is received, Drake warns to never click the link and to freeze your credit.
Feb 17, 2023

Contact Center Spotlight #2

In this installment of our customer experience (CX) series, we are taking a deeper look at the voice channel.
Feb 9, 2023

Interview with CBS: Tax time scams to avoid

Niccole Cann of CBS San Antonio warns tax-payers of this year’s IRS scams. iconectiv CTO, Chris Drake, cautions viewers that links or files sent by a number claiming to be the IRS are infected and should not be clicked.
Feb 6, 2023

Interview with CBS: Tips for thwarting tax season scamming schemes

Alex Corradetti of CBS Milwaukee seeks the expertise of iconectiv CTO, Chris Drake, in a live interview regarding IRS text scams. Drake advises viewers on ways to spot scammers, how to prevent against attacks and what to do as a recipient of these tax season scams.
Feb 1, 2023

The Penny Hoarder: I’m an Idiot. Don’t Fall for the Phishing Scam I Just Fell for

In this article, Chris Drake, iconectiv CTO, provides expert commentary on SMS delivery scams. Drake brings color to the situation by sharing that scammers most likely don’t know whether or not a victim is waiting on a package. These fraudsters will play the odds by sending out millions of messages and let people fall into the trap.
Jan 27, 2023

Interview with FOX: Big tax season scam arrives as a text

FOX’s Dana Fowle warns viewers to be vigilant of scammers taking advantage of tax season. Fraudsters will send text messages to victims posing as the IRS. Chris Drake, iconectiv’s SVP Corporate and Business Development, advises viewers to freeze their credit as a preventative measure to protect against identity theft.
Jan 27, 2023



Fraud and Security Group #24

The mission of FASG is to be the center of expertise and definitive source of information and activity on all fraud and security matters of relevance to GSMA members and the wider mobile ecosystem.

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

iconectiv will host the fourth quarter Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating (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…

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.

MWC Africa

With over 200 speakers, this event offers a wide range of themes that bring together a cross-section of stakeholders. GSMA looks to bring the mobile ecosystem together in Rwanda to further digital partnerships. iconectiv’s Director of Regional Sales, EMEA, Eyad Alqadi, is attending and will accept meetings.

Cloud Comms Summit US

iconectiv’s Bob Grant, Principal Product Manager, will be participating in the Cloud Comms Summit   panel, “Service Provider Benefits and Burdens: The State of Eliminating Illegal Robocalling and Spoofing,” on October 19th, 2022, at 3:15PM ET.


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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.