Trusted global telephone number information for a given E.164 telephone number, built on privacy-by-design principles to optimise communication performance, reduce fraud and protect individuals.
In 2016, XConnect formed a team of Number Information and Data Protection experts who were very familiar with the industry’s leading telephone number information solutions which were characterised by high costs and limited performance. XConnect built the Number Information Services (NIS) product line on a state of the art platform to comply with new data protection philosophies, meet the performance needs of carriers and enterprises and overcome the limited market choices.
For each country, e.164 number groups known as number ranges are assigned to licensed telecommunications providers. XConnect’s Number Range service provide information about the service provider allocation and intended purpose of any e.164 number.
HLR Lookup is a common name for an SS7 application method called SRI_SM. The method is used to obtain necessary routing information required to initiate communication. It has been widely used to obtain subscriber personal information.
Number Validation is the process of determining if a telephone number is accurate. XConnect’s Valid, Allocated, Reachable (VAR) is a customisable, multi-stage number validation service.
The mobile device is often an individual’s primary means of communications and is increasingly used as a method of authentication for financial transactions. Therefore any information that may indicate the telephone number or mobile device may have been compromised is vital in order to protect the individual and their financial service providers.
On November 9th, 2019, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which draws expertise from the UK’s GCHQ and CERT-UK, published advice on the use of