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Off to a Roaring Start!

Happy New Year from the i3forum!

Let’s start with a warm welcome to the most recent members Twilio and XConnect !

This year is off to an exciting start with multiple new initiatives and an important discussion on evolving our vision and our role in the Industry. A lot has also been accomplished by the various existing working groups: Fight Against Voice Fraud, Technology, Numbering Plan, and Insights (our Voice market sizing service).

More than ever, this is a call for you to participate: please join the various working groups and feel free to reach out to the board to discuss membership and suggest new initiatives or projects you may have in mind – remember, this is all “By the Carriers, for the Carriers”!

Working on new vision – join the discussion!

With the evolution of the wholesale market, such as the growing demands of domestic regulators (NRAs), and the integration of messaging and voice communications services, the i3forum is revisiting its vision and the role it wants to play for the industry.

The i3forum is exploring ways to play a more active role in helping the international wholesale voice and messaging industry deal with fraud and with the sometimes conflicting demands of the domestic regulators. Engaging with regulators, carriers, vendors and aggregators, we are developing a new vision that we will be sharing with you very soon.

NEW INITIATIVES – A2P Messaging Services

The i3forum is placing new emphasis on A2P messaging services with two new projects.

Fighting Messaging Fraud: growth in this business has attracted fraudsters resulting in the artificial inflation of traffic and an increase in spoofed origination identifiers. Fraud mechanisms are using both voice and messaging networks and therefore the answer to these issues must also be convergent between voice and messaging.

Messaging Market Intelligence: leveraging our experience with Insights (collaborative market sizing – see below), the i3forum is exploring an international A2P messaging services version of the solution.

The i3forum is well positioned to bring together voice and messaging experts to collaborate on common approaches, recommendations, and solutions.

Fraud Survey Report is out

Why read this report?

The i3forum and the Risk and Assurance Group (RAG) got together to survey fraud prevention experts.

• Large representation and response rate

• Prevalent fraud trends & types analysis

• Fraud Management Systems (FMS): who uses what and how

• Fighting fraud: lessons learnt, what works, what remains to be done

• Collaboration: why industry collaboration is key

Read the report >

COMING SOON – i3forum Numbering Plan Community Platform!

Once available participants will be able to share global numbering plan updates, data, and information to enhance your company’s internal numbering plan databases, processes, and procedures. The numbering plan community platform will enable online collaboration with industry peers.

Stay tuned!

NEW SERVICE – Introducing Insights Light

i3forum Insights is a comprehensive market database for international voice services that has been available since January 2020. It is based on actual data provided by participating carriers, anonymized and aggregated.

Insights Light provides an easy integration into the Insights platform designed for carriers with fewer resources. Subscribe to Insights Light and start benefiting from the industry’s premier market data solution.

For more information on Insights, including Insights Light please contact Telegeography (Jon Hull) or the i3forum (Christian Michaud).

What’s on your mind?

We’re happy to help with any questions or comments you might have.

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