HGC and Anam deploy SMS firewall for A2P

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. 


The HGC A2P SMS platform enables Vietnamobile to effectively manage the international A2P SMS ecosystem by providing SMS filtering and spamming controls, including grey routes blocking to block security threats. In addition the solution can identify legitimate traffic that can be fully monetised, protecting MNOs from revenue leakage. 


Topics: HGC Global Communications, Anam Technologies, Vietnamobile, A2P, SMS, Ravindran Mahalingam, MNO