ROCCO Research: The leaders in SIM BOX detection 2017

ROCCO HQ London. Our research has been concluded, the results have been checked and verified and we are pleased to announce the Tier One Providers in SIM BOX Detection for 2017.

Voice traffic termination fraud, often referred to as Subscriber Identity Module box (SIMbox) fraud, is a common illegal practice on mobile networks. As a result, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) around the globe lose billions annually. SIM box fraud is a rising threat, predominantly in Europe, Africa and Asia, where this criminal activity seems to flourish.

Fraudulent SIM boxes hijack international voice calls and transfer them over the Internet to a cellular device, which injects them back into the cellular network. As a result, the calls become local at the destination network, and the MNOs of the intermediate and destination networks do not receive payments for the call routing and termination

ROCCO identified 16 Vendors who offer services which support the Detection of SIM Boxes globally. Repeating the popular research we conducted in 2015, we then asked Mobile Operators to rate the SIM Box Detection Vendors against over 30 Performance and Leadership KPIs to identify the leading Vendors in this market.

Congratulations to the two Vendors who reached Tier One within our research. Tier One means that across all categories these Vendors were rated 4-5 points out of 5 by MNOs.

Araxxe provides complimentary solutions to an already established Fraud Management System; it identifies the type of SIM box fraud in place and delivers proof of bypass; it also guarantees the international detection of fraudulent SIM cards, as well as monitoring and counter-detection techniques with real-time notifications.

SIGOS’ practical ideology on keeping up with these ever-evolving SIM box operators has developed a new SIM Box Detection methodology in Stealth Mode which protects the MNO from detection while assuring that the blacklisting and whitelisting techniques applied by the SIM box operators won’t confuse the Test Call Detection result and it also removes the need for virtual numbers by simplifying the whole process for their clients.

SIM BOX Detection Vendor Performance Report 2017

Between Q4 2016 and Q1 2017 we asked Mobile Network Operators globally to give us their perceptions of SIM BOX Detection Vendors. The survey was about brand perception, experience of these providers as well as an understanding of whether MNOs would choose them over others. There were 16 Vendors and tough competition.

MNOs who participated in the Research will receive their free Executive Summary Report today, thanks for your support and feedback, we hope you enjoy the data and insights into the Vendors.

Congratulation to all the Vendors whom were recognised in the report!

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In the 4.5 years we have been providing ROCCO Research we have acquired the participation of 500+ Operators annually and we think this is because of the trust we have developed with our networks and long lasting relationships with MNO. We provide something for free to MNOs for sharing with us their views and they have many thoughts to share!

ROCCO doesn’t partner with any provider or vendor or ask other companies to sponsor our research because we think this effects the neutrality of what we do and also prevents us from:

  • Asking the questions MNOs really want us to ask
  • Forces us to restrain or alter what we want to present

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