XConnect’s Lee Suker wrote an article published by the Mobile Ecosystems Forum (MEF). Suker explains the vulnerabilities of SMS ‘One Time Passwords’ (OTP). OTP enable a wide variety of use cases from signing up to new Internet services to confirming financial transactions. The battle for security is a constant one, and must be fought effectively. Operators and the mobile ecosystem are responding to the threat by making investments in solutions and collaborating on best practices.
Origin Based Rating, also known as Origin Based Charging for voice termination, takes into account both the origination and termination of a call when billing. The terminating network (usually mobile) will apply a surcharge to the mobile termination rates (MTRs) based on the country of the call’s origin.