Voice Roaming Firewall
The telecoms sector has seen the least amount of progress or innovation when it comes to eliminating fraud in roaming. The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimates that mobile operators lose some $38.1 billion annually to fraud. More than two thirds of these losses are contributed by traffic which is “international” in nature. The biggest contributor, International Revenue share Fraud (IRSF), has seen a tremendous rise from $1.8 billion to $10.76 billion in the last 2 years.
Roaming is the preferred target for telecoms fraud due to the inherent delays in detection which may last anywhere between 4 hours to 3 days. BICS offers mobile operators proactive detection and action against IRSF and other premium rate service-related fraud.
Protect outbound roamer traffic, the customer experience and your bottom line
The BICS Voice Roaming Firewall is an innovative and proactive fraud prevention service for mobile operators who want to have greater control on their outbound roamer traffic to protect their bottom line and customer experience against fraud.
This 24/7 service is targeted towards helping BICS’ roaming platform (Instant Roaming and Roaming Hub) customers, eliminating fraud in roaming by “proactively blocking” outbound roamer fraudulent voice call attempts in real time. This is achieved by utilizing the strategic position of BICS being a hub of roaming signaling traffic to automatically monitor the subscriber’s voice call attempts.
Future-proof crowdsourcing model
With more than 25 years of experience and carrying 30 billion minutes per year from 1000+ customers, BICS is one of the top voice carriers in the world and understands the international domain like no other. This also provides BICS with a global view of traffic and international frauds, as soon as they occur in any part of the world.
BICS offers unique and innovative fraud protection services which ensure cleaner traffic and significantly lower fraud losses.
BICS has roaming connectivity with 750 operators around the world, which puts it in an ideal position to protect roaming service customers against outbound fraudulent calls when their subscribers are roaming in partner VPMNs.
BICS fraud intelligence database has already helped block 550+ million minutes of fraudulent traffic on its platform, delivering at least €1.5 billion in savings to mobile operators.