London, United Kingdom 21st March 2023 – XConnect, a Somos Company, the provider of world-class numbering intelligence solutions, has partnered with Cataleya, an enabler in voice over IP switching and analytics and IPTP Networks, to protect its customers from voice and SMS fraud. It will deploy XConnect’s global number intelligence data to proactively block invalid and fraudulent numbers with precision and support the telecom industry’s fight against fraud.

XConnect’s Global Number Range and Number Portability data will be deployed in Cataleya’s Session Border Controller and SMS Platform to improve accuracy and efficiency for its enterprise and wholesale customers. By deploying XConnect’s data, Cataleya strengthens its service offerings to protect its customers. It gains greater visibility and control by establishing whether a number is valid, in a live range, whether it has been ported and whether it is allocated to a provider.

“Keeping users safe from voice and SMS fraud is one of the top challenges facing modern communication providers. Mobile technology continues to evolve, and fraudsters are getting smarter. This creates new vulnerabilities for consumers,” said Tim Ward, VP Number Information Services at XConnect. “Our partnership with Cataleya is enabling us to strengthen the industry-wide anti-fraud proposition and protect enterprises and individuals from damaging losses. Through our data, Cataleya gains reliable and up-to-date telecoms data to solve challenges and optimise its offerings.”

Cataleya is headquartered in Singapore, with technology development and operations teams in Silicon Valley, India, and the United Kingdom. It provides the most tailored, reliable, and easy to integrate real-time communications switching, service creation and analytics platforms in the industry. 

“Number verification is a very effective way of identifying potential abuse. It is an obligation for us to work and interwork with other industry players, such as XConnect, that specialise in this field. This allows us to offer our clients a variety of options to safeguard them from potential fraudsters,” said Andreas Hipp, CEO Cataleya. “Together, we are keeping consumers safe during a time where rapid communications service adoption is under threat from the evolving fraud ecosystem.”

XConnect maintains one of the world’s largest number intelligence databases, available via direct download or real-time, ultra-low latency number lookup queries.

About Cataleya

Cataleya is a leader in IP communication solutions, with a strong track record in developing and deploying next generation carrier grade switching systems, pushing the envelope in an all IP paradigm. The product and service portfolio ranges from “Orchid Link” Session Border Controller for access and interconnect deployments, to “Orchid Text” SMS Messaging platforms and “Orchid Biz” BSS solutions. All of which are also available as fully hosted PaaS solutions.

Cataleya is headquartered in Singapore with its own technology development team in Silicon Valley and in Pune, India. Cataleya creates networking technology that are simple, intuitive and ready to enable an all-IP world. Its solutions are purpose built to give customers greater control over their network with the operational intelligence to deliver new levels of quality of service whilst overcoming the toughest industry challenges.

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.

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