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11 ways that mobile network operators pay for telecom fraud

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This guest blog post was written by our technology partner, RoamsysNext. Together we have created the first secure global platform for roaming and interconnect fraud, bringing key data feeds into one place, with simple tools for quick and smart analysis of fraud data. So ...

On Mobileum.com, Mobileum Partners with GSMA in launch of blockchain based telecom business network

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Blockchain solution automates and transforms the wholesale roaming clearing and settlement process CUPERTINO, CA – 1 July 2021 – Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing, ...

In Mobile World Live:
GSMA, Mobileum beef up efforts against fake calls

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LIVE FROM MWC21 BARCELONA: The GSMA joined forces with software company Mobileum to develop a global system targeting prevention of fraudulent and unwanted calls, with a trial phase of the project open for industry players. As part of the move, the industry will be ...

GSMA invites telecoms industry to collaborate in trail to combat fraudulent and nuisance calls

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GSMA and Mobileum have developed new international fraud deterrent system New system will target interconnect, robocalling and other unwanted calls 29 June 2021, Barcelona: GSMA is expanding its fraud prevention service portfolio, which will enhance the telecoms industry’s ...

In Telecoms.com:
GSMA blockchain ready for roaming

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Mobile industry body the GSMA has announced that a private telecoms industry blockchain network designed to simplify wholesale roaming is ready for commercial use. The industry body has been working alongside half a dozen major international telecoms operators to research ...

Global Mobile Operators and GSMA Team up to Build Blockchain to Transform Back-Office Roaming

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Introducing GSMA eBusiness Network, a blockchain solution developed by GSMA which aims to automate the complex business processes for wholesale roaming, ensuring readiness in the 5G and IoT era 28 June 2021, London: GSMA today declares commercial readiness of the “GSMA ...

Plan your route to a successful 4G/5G rollout

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With GSMA Device Map, provided by DeviceAtlas, you can access the rich device intelligence you need for advanced network planning and fast, accurate analytics. Time network rollout and sunset accurately with the right data With more and more people using apps and social ...

Operators – here’s how to reduce customer churn right now

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In the last few years, more competition and lower switching costs have led to an increase in customer churn for Mobile Network Operators. Therefore, the drive to provide efficient services with a smaller price tag has been at the forefront of most strategies. Although this ...

From 2G to 5G: Achieving network optimisation with GSMA Device Map

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Consumer behaviour is ever-changing and difficult to predict, with the effects of Covid-19 restrictions making this more evident than ever. People are spending increased time accessing the internet via their mobile devices, consuming more data, using apps to stream content, ...

Combat Insurance Fraud with the GSMA Device Registry

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  For organisations in the device insurance sector, the cost of device crime and fraud is significant. As devices have become increasingly expensive, more users than ever are taking out mobile insurance; this rise has led to an increase in fraudulent insurance claims. ...

Flagging stolen devices to protect your business against crime and fraud

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There are criminals who seek to gain from the trade of stolen mobile devices, feeding an illegal market of devices obtained through pick pocketing, street crime and fraud.  Policymakers in many countries are concerned about the incidence of mobile device theft, particularly ...

Colour list terminology change

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The GSMA is in the process of updating all terminology relating to device blacklisting and whitelisting. We believe use of language is an important reflection of our values and realise that these terms, whilst historic, are not consistent with our commitment to eradicate ...

GSMA Network Settings Exchange for the 5G era

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Cellular networks are in a greater state of change today than at any time in their history – and this brings considerable challenges to operators seeking to maximise service reliability, and minimise disruption to user experience. Increasing sophistication in mobile ...

South Korea Launches First GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative in Asia, Tackling International Device Crime

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South Korea’s mobile operators are acting to protect consumers against lost or stolen mobile devices as part of a major new GSMA initiative in the country. The launch of the GSMA’s We Care in South Korea sees local operators SKT, KT and LG Uplus share information on lost and ...

Device Identity and the Future of Mobile Phone Insurance

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The insurance industry has seen significant innovation over the last few years, as the disruptive effects of new technologies have started to play out. The explosion in business and consumer connectivity has brought with it enormous opportunities in the field of InsurTech. ...

GSMA Launches World’s First Network Settings Hub

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GSMA launches new service to help operators easily share their device network settings information with manufacturers around the world. Open-market mobile devices have become increasingly more popular as consumers opt to purchase directly from manufacturers, indirect ...

New IoT Properties for GSMA Device Map

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Mobile network operators and their partners are seeking greater clarity concerning the IoT devices on their networks. To help with this challenge, three new properties have been added to GSMA Device Map, bringing a further layer of intelligence to help MNOs get closer to ...

Maintaining a Robust Device Identity System: Introducing the GSMA TAC and IMEI Integrity Framework

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Among the GSMA’s many roles is that of sole global arbiter for device identity among mobile devices, which it carries out by overseeing the TAC Allocation system. Every mobile device with a 3GPP transceiver – which includes not only cellular phones but modems, IoT devices, ...

Combatting Device Crime in Latin America through IMEI Blacklisting

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In Latin America there are 52 operators from 18 countries who participate in the GSMA IMEI blacklisting service. Watch Lucas Gallitto from the GSMA Latam team on the important role that operators can play in helping to combat device crime both at a national and global level.

From Deterring Crime to Improving User Experience: the Importance of Device Identity

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As identical as they may be otherwise, every mobile device on earth can be distinguished by an International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI number. All devices with a 3GPP transceiver – smartphones, dongles, modems, wearables, IoT devices and more – are required to bear ...


Fraud & Security News

11 ways that mobile network operators pay for telecom fraud

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This guest blog post was written by our technology partner, RoamsysNext. Together we have created the first secure global platform for roaming and interconnect fraud, bringing key data feeds into one place, with simple tools for quick and smart analysis of fraud data. So ...

In Mobile World Live:
GSMA, Mobileum beef up efforts against fake calls

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LIVE FROM MWC21 BARCELONA: The GSMA joined forces with software company Mobileum to develop a global system targeting prevention of fraudulent and unwanted calls, with a trial phase of the project open for industry players. As part of the move, the industry will be ...

GSMA invites telecoms industry to collaborate in trail to combat fraudulent and nuisance calls

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GSMA and Mobileum have developed new international fraud deterrent system New system will target interconnect, robocalling and other unwanted calls 29 June 2021, Barcelona: GSMA is expanding its fraud prevention service portfolio, which will enhance the telecoms industry’s ...

Combat Insurance Fraud with the GSMA Device Registry

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  For organisations in the device insurance sector, the cost of device crime and fraud is significant. As devices have become increasingly expensive, more users than ever are taking out mobile insurance; this rise has led to an increase in fraudulent insurance claims. ...


Customer Success Stories

How GSMA Device Map is helping mQuest Technologies meet operators’ needs.

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Thursday 21 Jan 2021 | Customer Success Story | GSMA Device Map | IMEI | TAC Services |

How GSMA Device Map is helping mQuest Technologies meet operators’ needs. To maximise the return on their network investments, mobile operators need their services to dovetail seamlessly with customers’ devices. To ...

An Asian Insurance company uses GSMA TAC data to grow profitably in the handset protection market

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Monday 2 Dec 2019 | Customer Success Story | TAC Services |

An Asian insurance company uses the highly-accurate GSMA TAC data to quickly and easily match the IMEI of the customer’s device to a manufacturer and model, as well as predicting which devices are costly to repair and setting pricing plans accordingly.

Cash Apoyo Efectivo uses GSMA Device Check™ to verify lost or stolen status of phones

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Wednesday 20 Nov 2019 | Customer Success Story | Fraud & Security Services | GSMA Device Check™ | IMEI |

Cash Apoyo Efectivo uses GSMA Device Check™ across its network of 140 pawnshops in Mexico to verify the lost or stolen status of pawned mobile devices.

ALTÁN Redes uses GSMA Device Map to ensure its customers get the best experience on their network

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Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 | Customer Success Story | GSMA Device Map | IMEI | TAC Services |

Mexican mobile network operator ALTAN Redes uses GSMA Device Map to check that its customers' devices are compatible with the network.

Panacea uses GSMA Device Check™ to help Mexico’s pawnshops increase profits

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Wednesday 7 Aug 2019 | Customer Success Story | Fraud & Security Services | GSMA Device Check™ | IMEI |

In Mexico, business consultancy and software developer Panacea Consulting Group is using GSMA Device Check™ to help build trust in the second-hand device market. Panacea offers a service that enables pawnshops to quickly check the ...

GSMA Device Map is giving BICS and its customers advanced insight into VIP roamers

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Monday 24 Jun 2019 | Customer Success Story | IMEI | TAC Services |

Telecoms operators have access to alot of information about their customers’ usage patterns - but what about when they are roaming away from their home network? BIC’s SMART Webvision analytics tool is designed to give them that ...

Hyla Mobile uses GSMA Device Check to power safe device trade-in transactions

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Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 | Customer Success Story | Fraud & Security Services | GSMA Device Check™ | IMEI |

Hyla Mobile uses GSMA Device Check to power safe device trade-in transactions