Press Releases

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

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With Communications-Related Fraud on the Rise, Analyst Report Examines Identity Theft and Consumer Protection in the US

Despite the numerous advantages and benefits that networks and digital devices bring, they inadvertently open up new avenues for fraud. A special report from Technology Research Institute entitled, “The 2021 State of Communications-Related Fraud, Identity Theft & Consumer Protection in the USA,” discusses the multi-layered blanket of security that provides timely—often real-time—protection from new, digital-enabled fraud threats, identity theft and account takeovers.
Oct 5, 2021
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The Challenges and Opportunities of SHAKEN Going Global

Translation of telecommunication services to foreign lands may take some time to progress and evolve into a maintained functional system. This is the case with SHAKEN as its state-of-the-art blocking of traffic from voice service providers not listed in the Robocall Mitigation Database may lead to numbers from different countries to be seen as robocalls. In this panel at the STIR/SHAKEN Summit, experts from ATIS, Fierce Wireless, iconectiv, Microsoft and Twilio discussed what service providers must do to prepare for the  FCC’s September 28 deadline.
Sep 21, 2021
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How to Detect and Protect Against One-Ring “Wangiri” Fraud

Creating an illegal $1.82 billion industry, “Wangiri” fraud, also known as one-ring scam, targets unassuming victims by intentionally hanging up after one ring in the hope people call back—charging them at a premium rate. As part of Conecta Latam’s Telco Transformation Digital Summit and Virtual Expo, iconectiv’s Juan Carlos Ortiz, Principal for Corporate Business Development, will explore how iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect helps enable telephone companies enhance their call-blocking analytics to identify and prevent illegitimate calls before they reach customers.
Sep 17, 2021
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A Successful Pilot: iconectiv, CTIA, Metaswitch and Verizon Address the Benefits of a Centralized Industry Registry for Verifying Voice Calls

Lack of caller verification is one of the largest problems that is causing individuals to not answer their phone. If they do not see who is calling them then they are less likely to pick up at all. With calls answered rates reaching the lowest it has ever been in a long time, it is to the upmost importance that proper authentication gets back into phone calls. Executives from CTIA, iconectiv, Metaswitch and Verizon covered a recent trial run of Registered Caller™ at the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN Summit and conversed about what it will offer to fix the declining answered rates.
Sep 8, 2021
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AT&T, CTIA and iconectiv Discuss Efforts to Mitigate robocalls in the U.S.

With the rise of unwanted robocalls, ignored or blocked legitimate calls have a negative impact on U.S. companies and consumers. To solve this challenge, iconectiv in partnership with CTIA created Registered Caller™—the industry-backed centralized registry for verifying voice calls. Registered Caller ensures that business entities and the telephone numbers they use get vetted, registered and verified, helping prevent legitimate calls from getting blocked or flagged as spam. In this Network Media Group panel, experts from AT&T, CTIA and iconectiv explore how this helps maintain the integrity of one of our most vital methods of communication—voice calls—by providing voice service providers with a single source of truth for verified caller information.
Aug 25, 2021
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iconectiv Recognized for Exceptional Robocall Mitigation Technology that Restores Trust Across Voice Communications

iconectiv’s TruReach Certify have been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by TMC. One of TMC’s most coveted awards, it honors the forward thinking that TruReach Certify brings to the telecommunications industry as the first deployment of a STIR/SHAKEN-based robocall mitigation solution. Through the implementation of TruReach Certify, consumers have confidence that the information displayed on their devices is legitimate, empowering them to make educated decisions when answering calls.
Aug 12, 2021
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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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Trusted Communications in the Telecom Industry

Trust goes two ways in the telecom ecosystem. Can you trust the data that you operate with? Can your consumers trust who is reaching out to them? Mobile World Live spoke with iconectiv’s Senior Vice President George Cray about trusted communications in the telecom industry. Cray discussed iconectiv’s important role with trust in both calls and messaging as we: Operate, in partnership with CTIA, one of the most trusted channels for businesses to reach consumers, the Short Code Registry. …
May 12, 2022
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Preserving Digital Transformation Investments

In these times, so many physical interactions have had to be replaced with remote engagement, such as video calls, telehealth appointments, working from home, that digital transformation is fundamental. Preserving the ecosystem is crucial, otherwise some of the investment in digital transformation could be wasted. Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv, chatted with Mobile World Live about the impact of robocalls and texts in the world today. With more than 85 billion robocalls a year placed globally,…
May 9, 2022
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Changing your cell phone company without changing your number is now a right

With the development of mobile telephony, cell phone users in Argentina are increasingly using their mobile phones and telephone number as an identifier. That’s why it’s important that consumers are allowed the option to seamlessly change service providers while keeping their original phone number. iconectiv was recently included in an Argentine news article as a trusted number portability authority. iconectiv is proud to offer number portability in over 20 countries across the globe, including Argentina.
May 2, 2022
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Anchor of Trust

Trust is the foundation for communications. But for over a decade, that trust has been under relentless assault by fraudsters. In the U.S. alone, an average of 60 billion illegal robocalls are made each year, while globally, 4.15 billion text messages are SMS phishing (“smishing”) attempts.
May 2, 2022
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We need an industry-backed, tech-neutral resource to restore trust in voice communications

With illegal robocalls now representing nearly half of all unwanted calls in the U.S., consumers are opting to simply not pick up their phones. In fact, studies show that in the U.S. alone, 76% of calls from an unidentified or unfamiliar number are left unanswered, and 58% of consumers only answer calls from numbers they recognize. In a recent Help Net Security article, Chris Drake, SVP of Corporate and Business Development at iconectiv, explains the need for a centralized, industry-standard framework, where legitimate numbers can be registered to help avoid confusion, unnecessary costs and inconsistency.
Apr 1, 2022
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Scam attacks are on the rise, but can they be fully stopped or prevented?

The Covid pandemic has accelerated not only digital adoption but also the scale and spread of scams. Every month, over 4 billion scam calls are made globally, with 23% of Americans reporting that they have lost money due to such calls in 2021 alone. George Cray, Senior Vice President at iconectiv, is featured in a recent Cybernews article regarding the rise in global scam attacks.
Mar 17, 2022
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MWC22 gets ready to unleash connectivity

As companies gear up to spend approximately $2.8 trillion USD on digital transformation by 2025, network operators and the ecosystem that makes B2C communications possible, need to make sure their customers have the confidence that the calls and texts they are receiving are from legitimate companies. In anticipation of MWC22, VanillaPlus magazine recently spoke with Peter Ford, Executive Vice President at iconectiv, regarding the impact digital transformation will have on connectivity and communications, as well as identity verification.
Feb 25, 2022