London, UK, 7th April 2022 – XConnect, a Somos Company, the provider of world-class numbering intelligence solutions, has expanded its global numbering intelligence by onboarding mobile number portability (MNP) data for Morocco, Senegal and Ivory Coast. The addition of these countries adds to the reach of XConnect’s MNP Query Lookup service and enables its customers to deliver voice and messaging traffic with accuracy, precision and performance. This enables reduced termination costs, improved delivery assurance and enhanced customer experience.

Over 100 countries have implemented MNP. In many countries, over 40% of numbers have been ported. Therefore, knowing whether a number has been ported is a key enabler for advanced traffic routing and delivery solutions for Voice calling, SMS messaging, Rich Communication Services (RCS), Voice over LTE, Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging and the communications services of the future.

“There are 50 million mobile subscribers in Morocco, 40 million in Ivory Coast and 18 million in Senegal, so ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of calls and messages is crucial. XConnect’s global numbering intelligence makes it simple to route traffic to the right user every time,” said Tim Ward, SVP, Number Information Services at XConnect. “We enable customers to rapidly expand their data sets and enhance the quality of their data so that they can gain a competitive edge and deliver optimised user experiences.”

“We’re continually reviewing, refining and cleaning our numbering data to ensure that it is accurate and up to date for our customers,” added Ward. “This process is continuous, and the outcome is highly accurate data that enables customers to route traffic with confidence, while lowering costs and increasing end user satisfaction. Adding new countries to our database enables us to extend our reach and provide far-reaching data to our customers. We’ll continue to expand our geographies into the future.”

XConnect maintains the world’s largest number intelligence database, available via direct download or real-time, ultra-low latency number lookup queries. It provides access to more than 3 million records of numbering data spanning more than 35 countries via its number portability service, while its global number range (GNR) data covers 11,000 operators in 233 countries. Its database response times are typically 1-2 milliseconds, enabling customers to quickly make precise decisions about how to manage their traffic.

About XConnect

XConnect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Somos Inc, consolidates, maintains and delivers trusted telephone number intelligence to world leading telecommunication service providers.

It processes information from hundreds of different global datasets and ensures that customers solve routing, validation and fraud challenges in real time.

XConnect’s Number Information Services are used for voice and messaging routing, fraud protection and to identify and validate insights. They also support the deployment and evolution of next-generation communications, such as VoLTE and RCS.

Its service is accessed through its global distributed hybrid cloud platform using simple, secure, scalable real-time protocols and APIs.