Tackling SIM Box Fraud with Regulatory Restrictions – A Case Study

INTRODUCTION Protecting today’s international voice termination revenues is not easy work. Due to sophisticated and evolving fraud techniques, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) face growing challenges in detecting bypass terminations. The battle becomes even more difficult when Operators must comply with strict Regulatory restrictions that favor mobile subscribers over the Operator’s fraud controls. [...]

By |2021-10-05T08:15:38-04:00September 16th, 2021|

Three Mistakes Your RAFM Team Could Be Making and How to Avoid Them

Do you take the time to review your RAFM strategy from time to time? Stop to take a look at what is working and what is not, and make smart adjustments? Due to the ever-evolving nature of their jobs, RAFM teams have to continuously evaluate and evolve their strategies to ensure success. This practice of ongoing review can help them avoid, or identify and correct, three common mistakes we often see as we work with RAFM teams. [...]

By |2021-09-23T11:47:13-04:00August 26th, 2021|

5 Things You Should Know About Our Launched Market Tracker™ Mobile App

It started off as an idea in one of our casual meetings where someone thought it would make sense for our customers to have easy access to their market rates – all in one place. That idea was put to the test and we built Market Tracker™. We started as a web service collecting massive

By |2021-08-25T15:56:20-04:00August 12th, 2021|

LATRO Appoints Co-Founder Donald Reinhart as Chief Executive Officer

Lex Wilkinson and Don Reinhart founded LATRO more than a decade ago when the two came together following successful careers at Verizon Wireless and Tektronix, respectively. Today LATRO is a recognized and trusted brand within the international telecom revenue assurance and fraud management (RAFM) sector. As the company looks to the future, the two partners [...]

By |2021-08-20T02:48:37-04:00July 7th, 2021|

How Does Our Company Culture Impact Your RAFM Control Effectiveness?

LATRO’s market-leading RAFM solutions empower our customers to beat fraud and surpass their toughest revenue assurance KPIs. In most cases, our customers benefit from not only our technology but also our associated managed services. When you partner with LATRO, you don’t just get the latest, high-performance analytics, you get us the professionals behind the brand. Let me explain.  Company culture refers to [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00June 9th, 2021|

LATRO Successfully Integrates Protocol Signature™ into Revector’s Detector Products

National Regulators, Telecom Ministries, and Law Enforcement can leverage the integrated solution to quickly detect and locate SIM Boxes even when fraudsters employ advanced tactics to avoid detection We recently announced the successful integration of our patented Protocol Signature™ technology with UK-based Revector’s IMSI Detector Technology, which is part of Revector’s RF-based IMSI Intelligence product line.  “Protocol Signature is an innovative approach to detecting and locating illegal 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile devices including GSM VOIP Gateways [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00June 3rd, 2021|

How Does RAFM Connect the Unconnected? [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djC-QzVPwqc Every year since 1969, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). This year, we will celebrate WTISD on May 17th with the theme “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times.” The day and theme reflect the ITU’s mission to facilitate global communications connectivity and, in particular, provide a timely focus on cooperation among [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00May 17th, 2021|

Top 5 Fraud Trends During the Pandemic (and how our customers beat them)

For many of us, 2020 was a year that posed new and unprecedented challenges in our personal and professional lives. Despite the unexpected challenges, LATRO remained fully committed to providing customized solutions unmatched in effectiveness for our clients. LATRO’s products and services suite continued to provide international Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with effective FMS tools to help them successfully navigate through a [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00March 19th, 2021|

How Signaling Analytics Helps LATRO Combat Wangiri Fraud

Introduction  The telecom fraud landscape is ever-changing. Methodologies, tactics, and different types of fraud are always being identified and contested. Recently, LATRO identified a shift in the telecom fraud trend towards Wangiri fraud against one of our South American clients. Wangiri fraud, although not new to the telecom fraud world, began affecting Guyana at more frequent rates and higher volumes than previously identified.  As defined by the GSMA Fraud Manual, Wangiri fraud consists [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:58-04:00October 28th, 2020|

How LATRO’s Cellular Forensics Lab Helped Catch a Murderer + Upcoming Related Webinar

Historically, Cell Phone Record (CDR) Analysis and Cellular Technology have been the source of invaluable concrete evidence used in criminal cases to lead to convictions.  And it’s likely they will continue to serve this crucial role in the courtroom.  Over the past three years, our Cellular Forensics Lab division has provided expert analysis for a number of cases, helping investigators and attorneys achieve major breakthroughs in their cases, and in some instances, bring justice and closure to the victims as well.   Earlier this year, our COO/CTO Don Reinhart wrote an article entitled “How CDR Analysis Caught a Murderer,” capturing one such case.  First published [...]

By |2021-10-12T02:19:21-04:00October 24th, 2020|
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