Roamware, provider of mobile roaming solutions and software, has announced the launch of SIM Box Detector, a next generation fraud detection solution.
SIM Boxes, or GSM Gateways, were designed originally for a variety of legal applications, but fraudsters quickly hit on their potential to terminate international inbound calls and intercept revenue rightly due to network operators.
Fraudulent SIM Boxes are also responsible for a range of service issues including call set up delays, poor voice quality, network congestions and spectrum management issues. SIM Box fraud can potentially result in Roaming revenue losses of between five and seven percent for network operators.
Bobby Srinivasan, president and CEO at Roamware, said: “SIM Box fraud costs the telecom operator community hundreds of millions of dollars in lost termination revenues every year. With SIM Box Detector, for the first time, operators can now not just detect SIM Box fraud, but on the fly eliminate fraudulent SIM Boxes round the clock.”
Traditional SIM Box fraud identification solutions based on testing through probe based calls across different countries using real SIM’s entails severe limitations. SIM Box Detector is a non-intrusive solution installed in the core network, offering global reach with no limitations on footprint unlike probe based solutions. It utilises a virtual range of SIM’s reducing risk of manipulation by fraudsters.
The solution offers enhanced control on the detection process by providing for completely customisable testing schedules and frequency. Coupled with automatic deactivation of detected fraudulent SIM Boxes, SIM Box Detector is the only end to end solution for SIM box fraud management.