Role of TCG in Bypass Fraud Mitigation

International Bypass Fraud has been a long-standing plague to telecommunications industry revenues for many years. Bypass fraudsters offer to connect incoming international voice calls to local markets by redirecting them through Voice-over-IP (VOIP) gateways toward mobile or fixed line subscribers. The most common VOIP gateway is commonly known as a SIM Box. Figure 1: [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:30:17-04:00July 10th, 2018|

Fraudsters Are Happy for 2018 TCG Contract Renewals (Reflections on 2017 and a Look Forward to 2018)

A turn in the calendar year often correlates to renewed managed services contracts for many mobile network operators. Despite a shrinking international voice interconnect traffic market due to the likes of everyone’s favorite Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, opportunistic fraudsters continue to siphon termination minutes from high margin markets- especially in the many emerging markets across Africa, [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:30:36-04:00January 30th, 2018|
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