Press Releases

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Sharon Oddy
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iconectiv use case substantiates how standardized site data maximizes revenue and ROI for companies that own towers and network sites

As service providers roll out new technology (like 5G) and densify their networks, it is critical that they have full visibility into the location, assets and capabilities of all available infrastructure and network sites. Companies that own and operate towers and network sites can help service providers do this—essentially optimizing their network planning and operation—by providing clear and accurate site information using the standardized industry data widely used by the telecom ecosystem.
Apr 25, 2023
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As regulators around the world combat the rise in illegal robocalls, call centers and businesses must adapt in order to get legitimate calls through to consumers

At Conecta Mexico, iconectiv’s Bob Grant will discuss how the global telecom community is working together to protect and defend the communications ecosystem. To learn more about how iconectiv’s services are focused on keeping people connected by verifying legitimate callers, stop by booth #3 on the exhibition floor to talk to our team.
Apr 11, 2023
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New iconectiv use case highlights how streamlined ordering, interconnection and billing can light up wholesale fiber revenues and ROI

As service providers roll out 5G and densify their networks, they are increasingly relinquishing end-to-end ownership and control of their networks by outsourcing links to wholesale fiber providers. A new iconectiv use case explains how wholesale fiber companies can streamline and simplify their interactions with their service provider customers to secure greater market share. Service providers use an industry-standard common language to log and describe their networks. A wholesale fiber company that applies the same standard terminology to their own network elements will instantly improve communication within their own organization—and at a competitive advantage when marketing to service providers.
Apr 6, 2023
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The new opportunity for tower companies in a 5G era

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.
Apr 4, 2023
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Greece Continues to Foster Consumer Choice and Convenience with iconectiv Number Portability New Contract

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.
Mar 8, 2023
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How Trusted Communications Superheroes are Winning the Battle Against Fraud and Operational Inefficiency to Protect Customers and the Bottom Line

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.
Feb 15, 2023
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iconectiv Enables Fixed Number Portability in Argentina

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.
Nov 15, 2022

In the news


Avoid Phone Scams

Chris Drake, SVP of Corporate and Business Development, iconectiv, joins KATU – Portland, to offer advice on avoiding phone scams.
Jun 5, 2023


In this article, Peter Ford, executive vice president and head of iconectiv’s Information Solutions business, provides his perspective on how communications service providers should prioritize the network and network connectivity for 5G business cases in this article. Peter highlights the distinction between several levels of trust between businesses and customers in a Q&A.
May 30, 2023

iconectiv Interview with CBS San Antonio: Wrong Number Texts

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.
May 25, 2023

Trending Tech: Fraud: Why are UK telcos so vulnerable and can they curb attacks on all of us?

In this podcast, Peter Ford of iconectiv and Teresa Cottam of Omnisperience discuss how Britain’s telcos can curb the crimewave of cyber-enabled fraud.
Apr 20, 2023

Interview with NBC: How to Win Against Schemes During March Madness

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.
Mar 26, 2023

Interview with ABC: Experts warn to be wary of March Madness scam texts

Dominique Newland of ABC Austin warns viewers of potential scams popping up around March Madness. Newland gets commentary from cybersecurity expert Chris Drake, SVP of iconectiv. Drake highlights the fact that texts from 10-digit numbers with a link or sense of urgency are commonly scams. On the other hand, consumers must opt-in to getting text from a 5-6-digit shortcode and, these numbers have been verified and secured.
Mar 19, 2023

Interview with CBS: What you need to know about scammers during March Madness season

CBS San Antonio’s Nicole Caan reports on the ways that scammers use March Madness to target fans. iconectiv SVP, Chris Drake, explains that scammers use fan’s excitement and urgency to get them to click a malicious link without thinking about it. Drake suggests that viewers freeze their credit and back up their phones to protect against financial fraud.
Mar 16, 2023



KYC Summit 2023 – SIP Forum

Presented by the SIP Forum, the KYC Summit 2023 is a special webinar series focused on “Know Your Customer” Strategies, Solutions and Best Practices. Experts leading the development of such initiatives will offered their knowledge, including iconectiv’s Chris Drake.

KYC Summit 2023 – SIP Forum

Presented by the SIP Forum, the KYC Summit 2023 is a special webinar series focused on “Know Your Customer” Strategies, Solutions and Best Practices.

PACE Washington Summit

With the fluctuating compliance landscape in the telecom industry, businesses need to ensure they are prepared. iconectiv will join telecom experts and service providers at the PACE Washington Summit in Arlington, VA on May 21 – 23, 2023 iconectiv experts will be on-site to discuss topics like call blocking and labeling, TCPA reform, privacy issues that affect contact centers, dealing with customer data now and in the future and more. To connect with iconectiv at the PACE…

CABASE Internet Day

Alberto Apablaza, iconectiv’s LATAM Account Director, joins a catalog of prestigious speakers at this year’s CABASE Internet Day in Argentina. Along with his number portability session on May 17, 2023, at 2:45 PM EDT in the main auditorium.

International Telecoms Week 23

iconectiv will join international carriers and messaging providers at ITW 2023 in National Harbor, MD from May 9-12, 2023. iconectiv experts will be on-site to talk about the benefits of iconectiv’s TruReach Toll-Free 8MS solution in ensuring communications connectivity.

Connect X: Connectivity Expo 2023

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.

Speaking Engagements

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Identity in Messaging Solutions are Emerging – how will the industry change?

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.
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How Verification is Helping Maintain the Integrity of Voice Calls

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.
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GSMA VoIP Forum – Mitigating Call Fraud in the Network

iconectiv’s George Cray, SVP of Information Solutions, Products & Services, will be joining industry leaders and GSMA to dive deeper into combating VoIP fraud with STIR/SHAKEN.
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Protecting the Mobile Wallet: Why Number Portability is Critical to Safeguarding Mobile Banking

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…
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Driving Financial Decisions and Compliance with Fixed Asset Management

This session will explore the role of a universal Fixed Asset Management (FAM) structure in the deployment, interconnection and management of service providers’ physical and virtual assets. 
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Protect Your Customers from One-Ring Scams: Trusted Tools to Fight Fraud

During the panel session, “Protect Your Customers from One-Ring Scams: Trusted Tools to Fight Fraud,” iconectiv telecom fraud expert David Estes discussed how CSPs are upgrading their existing call-blocking analytics to identify calls from high-risk and unallocated number ranges and suspicious premium-rate numbers.
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SHAKEN Goes Global: Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers and Regulators Worldwide

Keeping the voice ecosystem safe and attractive for consumers and business is an objective we all share. Fortunately, progress with STIR/SHAKEN, centralized caller verification via Registered Caller™ and the emergence of Rich Call Data is having a significant impact on the way we connect and communicate.