Inter-operator connections were typically restricted to Person to Person
traffic exchange and associated protection tools are designed to block
both spam and Enterprise messaging but a relevant amount of genuine A2P
traffic is still being sent throug...
It strictly depends on resources and knowledge availability. Nowadays,
Mobile Operators are under on 5G launches pressure and expert manpower
is scarcely available. If a firewall is not tuned on efficiently, A2P
revenues might fall by 80% after a few...
Enforcing control on traffic can prove more difficult than you may
assume. In fact, even most efficient technical solutions might fail if
not constantly updated: spam and cost bypass are moving targets with
fraud techniques being continuously evolved...
Industry studies* show that International connections are often the most
exposed to A2P revenue leakages and cost bypass. Linked entities
proliferate and are frequently subjected to ‘gentleman’ agreements so
that SMS can be terminated even for free**...
Cost bypass is a common expression in the mobile industry; in a cost
bypass situation, the creditor is not able to get paid part or the full
amount due. This happens for example when message routing information is
manipulated so that the party in cre...