21 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
HGC Global Communications has teamed with SMS firewall vendor Anam Technologies to deploy an SMS firewall and application-to-peer (A2P) gateway for Vietnamobile.
Vietnamobile, which is a member of the HGC networks, says it
will use the firewall solution to reduce spam and fraud attacks
by using SMS messaging services.
Mobile network operators face revenue leakage of more than
$15 billion annually from grey route A2P messaging. The HGC A2P
SMS Platform provides SMS filtering and spamming controls,
including grey routes blocking, which therefore can help
Vietnamobile manage the international A2P SMS ecosystem.
The solution helps identify legitimate traffic that
Vietnamobile can monetize, protecting it from revenue leakage
whilst also boosting customer satisfaction.
Ravindran Mahalingam, senior vice president for
HGC’s International Business, said: "The A2P
opportunity for MNOs is best addressed by a combination of
filtering, reporting and analytics that feed into insightful
business level decision-making. We are confident that, with
HGC’s experience in the GMS, and as a robust
global A2P Hub that leverages its international network of
MNOs, our partnership with Anam will enable MNOs to deliver
high quality SMS to mobile users, and as a result bring new
value to our customers."
According to figures from the companies MNOs around the
world face revenue leakage estimated at more than US$15 billion
annually from Grey Route A2P traffic. By securing the network,
HGC’s customised SMS Firewall solutions will
improve Vietnamobile’s customer satisfaction
through reduced exposure to spam and fraud attacks.
HGC Global Communications,