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Cloud expertise
Cloud expertise – Peace of mind for SaaS customers

Before placing their faith in a Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted on the cloud, telcos require the utmost assurances on data security, privacy, business…

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New levels of control for quality management in A2P messaging

Service Providers increasingly seek reliable ways to better segregate A2P traffic, so that margins can be maximised according to different quality levels. But the challenge…

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Powerful “KnowledgeBase” unveiled as iCONX upgrades its v3 fraud management system

Dublin-based wholesale routing, billing and fraud management specialist iCONX has launched an automated service for uploading real-world Fraud intelligence to its customers – known as…

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A2P messaging boom fuels move towards differential rating

As IoT triggers a lift-off in messaging volumes, carriers and messaging service providers face growing challenges for rating and routing of traffic. A dramatic rise…

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Operators set to gain minimum 25% uplift through OBR rating, according to iCONX study

Operators stand to realise an uplift to their termination rates of at least 25% when they implement an OBR-compliant rating solution, according to a detailed…

telco fraud
Telco fraud on the rise in response to EU abolition of roaming charges

Last year’s EU Regulation IV, which effectively abolished roaming charges by implementing a “Roam-like-home” policy for subscribers Europe-wide, has created dramatic increases in fraud for…

origon based charging
OBR’s grip on Europe almost complete, as Finland, Cyprus and Luxembourg go live with origin-based rating

Finland, Cyprus and Luxembourg are the latest countries to join the trend for Origin Based Rating (OBR), gaining regulatory approval for operators to impose differential…

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As OBR marches on in Europe, non-EEA operators also observed issuing OBR price-plans

With origin-based-rating being approved and adopted by an ever-increasing number of countries within the EEA, iCONX note the early adoption of OBR charging protocols by…

incremental billing
60-60 or incremental billing is on the rise. What you need to know

Learn more about the growing adoption for “60-60 billing” techniques, and how to ensure compliance for both billing and settlement. ​“60-60 billing”, or to give…

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Total of OBR countries has doubled during 2016, iCONX tells carriers world

iCONX presented its latest market findings to the Carriers World (2016) conference clearly showing an accelerating trend for countries approving “OBR” or Anumber billing. Dublin-based…

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OBR extends its grip on Europe

The EU Commission has taken steps to block new fixed and mobile termination rates proposed by the Austrian Regulatory authority (RTR), which sought to establish…

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Avoiding exposure to being cherry-picked

Deploying advanced number management analytic tools and sophisticated near real-time reports, iCONX announces upgraded protection for international carriers looking to combat ‘cherry-picking’. International carriers face…

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Telcos risk big fines under imminent data protection legislation

The EU’s new “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) is expected to be formally adopted by Easter 2016 – what does this mean for telcos? The…

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Don’t be caught out by troublesome new anumber “origination surcharges”

Dublin-based wholesale billing and routing specialist iCONX has re-confirmed its total compliance with new and complex rating scenarios created by the sudden and recent proliferation…

billing ro integration
Billing and R.O – Why integrations makes sense

Following the launch of the iCONX Routing Optimisation, iCONX now occupies the happy position of offering a unique proposition to the market – a truly…

interconnect telecommunications
Are you relying on an ‘in-house’ interconnect billing solution?

Many telcos manage their interconnect billing requirements using an in-house process or system. Such solutions may be as complex as bespoke-developed software – or as…

quality controls
Quality counts – addressing the quality problem

Many telcos have been using Least Cost Routing (LCR) systems for several years now, either in the form of stand-alone applications, or as an adjunct…

wholesale interconnect
Expert insights: On IP and interconnect

Mobile Operators are evolving towards packet infrastructures using the GSM and UMTS air interfaces and 3G. Fixed Network Operators (FNOs) are deploying Next-Generation Networks (NGNs)…

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Solution focus: Least cost routing for carriers

Operators and international carriers face an ever-increasing set of options for routing and terminating their traffic. It is essential that they manage these options efficiently,…

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Interconnect billing for MVNOs

Understanding interconnect billing for MVNOs Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) offer mobile telecoms services to customers by reselling wholesale minutes purchased from a Mobile Network…

telco security
Security – Peace of mind for outsourced customers

Before placing their faith in an outsourced ASP service, telcos require the utmost assurances on data security and connectivity. This is a frequent and understandable…

interconnect billing
The origins of interconnect billing

Watching old black and white movies about office life I was always impressed that the big boss had four or five telephones on his desk,…

intertconnect telecommunications
Interconnect reconciliation – the widening gap

Reconciliation is too important to overlook. Without accurate systems in place, you could be paying too much and billing too little, and not know a…

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Element-based conveyance

The Role of interconnect billing in Element-based Conveyance Element-based conveyance is an essential element in the interconnect billing process. It can be used to calculate…

element based charging
Element based charging – What you need to know

Industry regulated changes to the EBC matrix could create a nasty surprise for operators if they don’t act soon. Industry regulated changes to the EBC…

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