Why Home Location Register (HLR) Lookups Can be Jeopardizing Your Bottom Line

January 23, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2019--With tens of millions of telephone numbers porting to a different network every week, service providers must be able to identify what network a telephone is on to route a call or message to it in fractions of a second. Getting that detail wrong is a costly mistake, which is why a new market brief from iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry, includes insights to help service providers securely and efficiently complete calls and messages.

The market brief, “Are home location register (HLR) lookups putting your business at risk?” delves into the various tools service providers can utilize when routing calls and messages including the potential risk of using Home Location Register (HLR) lookups. Since HLR lookups, used in the early days of mobile communications, are so readily available it opens up the potential for fraudsters to access the system to hack and track mobile phone numbers. It can also be used to receive data and direct traffic over grey routes to avoid paying legitimate charges.

Safer, more secure alternatives to HLR lookups are discussed in the market brief, including iconectiv ® TruNumber Routing. The near real-time tool is the safest, most accurate way to obtain correct network routing information so that service providers can simply, seamlessly and securely send voice calls and Short Messaging Service (SMS)/text messages to the right network.

Download a copy of the market brief today.

About iconectiv

At iconectiv, we envision a world without boundaries, where the ability to access and exchange information is simple, secure and seamless. As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, our market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices and applications for more than two billion people every day. We have intimate knowledge of the intricacies and complexities involved in creating, operating and securing the communications infrastructure for service providers, regulators, enterprises, aggregators and content providers. Our 5,000+ global clients rely on us for network and operations management, numbering, registry and fraud prevention solutions. We are proud to be enabling the world of tomorrow by making new connections today. A US-based company, Telcordia Technologies, does business as iconectiv. For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com.

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