"networking and operations" Articles

Beware the “Dirty Dozen”

by Ken Politz March 21st, 2016

The “Dirty Dozen” is a running list of the top tax scams as reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In their February 2, 2016 release, the IRS offers taxpayers a range of ways to protect themselves. However, wouldn’t it be better if the taxpayer can know with confidence that the person calling is actually from the IRS? There are now solutions on the market that redefine the call experience and empower call recipients to make more informed decisions about answering calls, as well as restore trust in the caller identity information displayed. Read Full Article

Observations from Mobile World Congress 2016 (Data Services Perspective)

by Jonjie Sena March 03rd, 2016

It’s hard to adequately describe Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, the largest mobile event in the world. With over 100,000 attendees from CSPs and companies spanning the entire mobile ecosystem, there were providers of network equipment; chipset and device; OSS, BSS, and analytics software; mobile apps; ad tech; and even phone cases and device accessories. Based on conversations and feedback by the Neustar Data Services team in attendance, following is a summary of observations about the show and various topics that were prominently featured. Read Full Article

Your Phone is Ringing. Answer the Call or Send It to Voicemail?

by Valerie Barber March 01st, 2016

Traditional Caller ID is suffering from trust issues. In our white paper, The Evolution of Caller ID for Mobile, IP and OTT, we discuss how these challenges are being addressed with next-generation Caller ID solutions. Read Full Article

Neustar’s Smart ID Will Change How the Mobile Industry Sees Caller Identity

by Jonjie Sena February 18th, 2016

The traditional Caller ID experience has changed little over the last 20 years. But at Neustar, we believe there’s a better way to handle mobility, identity, and security. We call it Smart ID and we think it has the power to revolutionize the mobile calling experience. We'll be demonstrating this next-generation Caller ID service at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 22-25, 2016. Read Full Article

Still Confused by the New TCPA Rulings? You’re Not Alone.

by Tom McNeal December 02nd, 2015

Despite the fact that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has been in place for 25 years, TCPA violations rose by more than 25 percent last year. In an effort to reverse this trend, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new TCPA rulings in July of this year to help companies better identify and prevent unsolicited telemarketing, robocalls, and other undesirable communications practices that the TCPA was created to address. For the moment, however, the new rulings seem to raise as many questions as they answer. Read Full Article