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Your guide to accelerating VoLTE Roaming, and its importance to your business

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This blog post was written by Wayne Cutler, Interoperability Solutions Director (Networks) and Product Manager for the GSMA Interoperability Testing Service. With the advent of 5G, there is an industry need to re-farm existing 2G/3G spectrum for new 5G services. This can ...

How Blockchain is evolving wholesale roaming processes

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What is it, and what difference can it make to your business? Blog author, Shamit Bhat, is our Interoperability Solutions Director and wholesale roaming and blockchain expert, responsible for GSMA Blockchain Network and Roaming Services. Today’s operators face contracting ...

The GSMA Fraud Intelligence Service now includes SMS Fraud flags

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International SMS Fraud is a significant challenge for operators, and so to have a single secure place where details of these incidents can be shared, is useful if SMS is to continue to be seen as an important, and reliable service for enterprise messaging. Now mobile ...

OEM locking and its impact on VoLTE Deployments

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This blog post was written by Wayne Cutler, Interoperability Solutions Director (Networks) and Product Manager for the GSMA Interoperability Testing Service.   While VoLTE is now widespread and commonly deployed, a significant majority of mobile network operators are yet to ...

In Mobile World Live: eSIM and digital identity: insights from IDEMIA exec Matthew Cole

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PARTNER FEATURE: eSIM technology came into its own during 2020, with Apple, Google, Huawei, Motorola and Samsung all launching 5G phones with eSIM capability. Overall, the number of eSIM devices commercially available for purchase reached 110 models at the end of 2020, ...

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 ...

In Mobile World Live: Enhancing customer eSIM journeys with discovery services

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PARTNER INTERVIEW: With eSIM subscriptions set to become the standard in the coming years, telecom operators are increasingly looking to ease users towards a complete digital journey. A central part of this process is the use of Root Discovery Services to allow one click ...

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. ...

Helping network operators generate future revenue in ViLTE

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According to this study by Juniper, mobile operator voice revenue may drop by 2024 as subscribers continue to use free OTT services, which can reach 4.5 billion users. However, the research also predicts that an improved 4G network coverage and a growing number of capable ...

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 ...


Fraud & Security News

The GSMA Fraud Intelligence Service now includes SMS Fraud flags

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International SMS Fraud is a significant challenge for operators, and so to have a single secure place where details of these incidents can be shared, is useful if SMS is to continue to be seen as an important, and reliable service for enterprise messaging. Now mobile ...

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

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

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Monday 16 Aug 2021 | Customer Success Story | IMEI | TAC Services |

Watch Damion Rose, Product Manager at BICS, talk about how GSMA Device Map is the most complete device intelligence solution on the market.

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 ...

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