JULY 9TH 2018. 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 2018.

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 and 2017, 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 four 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.

SIM BOX Detection Vendor Performance Report 2018

Between April and June 2018 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.

Getting The Report

  • 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.
  • Points System customers can request this report for 1 Report point
  • Subscription customers will receive this report promptly as part of their annual subscription

Or if you are none of these: Buy the Strategic Analysis Version here

ROCCO is a company who chose to be Independent

In the 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

We provide all our research at company cost and to recover our costs we provide for sale a Strategic Analysis Report of the Research data.

More Research we are conducting with MNOs

MNOs who would like to rate Vendors on specific Customer Service matters can take part in our 3nd Annual Customer Services Research which features all the Vendors here plus around 150 more, covering all Telecoms vendors we work with.

Take Part in our Customer Services Research here


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  • SS7 Signalling Market Pricing
  • IoT Negotiations
  • IPX Vendor Performance

Click here to take part in these surveys

Also check out ROCCO REWARDS, Rewards for taking part in surveys.

More Research we are conducting with Vendors

We’re building a map. It’s going to show all types of telecoms fraud, its going to show the solutions to them and the vendors who offer those solutions. Consider it a directory to help MNOs and Vendors see the whole picture of who the Vendors are in the community and what they do to prevent fraud.

This closes on the 15th June 

Find out more here…

and now the four leading vendors…