i3forum grows its membership with addition of NetNumber

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NetNumber will collaborate with the global carrier community and share its insights into signaling, routing and the adoption of new network infrastructure

i3forum, a non-profit industry body focused on transformation in Carrier business, has added NetNumber, a leading provider of platforms that power global telecom and enterprise networks, as an observer member.

NetNumber has become the 24th member of the i3forum and the second new member to be added in Q1 2019. As an observer member, NetNumber will contribute to the i3forum’s workgroups and collaborate with carriers to solve some of the industry’s most pressing challenges regarding network modernization and transformation.

i3forum members agree the challenges and topics to address and i3forum provides a platform for members to debate, share and promote collective solutions to the challenges facing the Carrier Industry.

NetNumber has joined i3forum in order to share its perspective on topics such as signaling security and fraud prevention; data for global inter-carrier routing, roaming, voice and messaging; subscriber data management; and virtualised signaling infrastructure for 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and All-G™ networks.

“We welcome NetNumber to the i3forum and look forward to benefitting from its unique experience and insights. It has been a regular attendee at our i3forum meetings over the years and we’re happy to see it become a member,” said Philippe Millet, Chairman of i3forum.

“The i3forum continues to add new and diverse organisations to its membership and this will benefit the entire carrier community. Each voice adds something different to the conversation and pushes our initiatives forward.”

NetNumber delivers signaling, routing and subscriber database solutions via its TITAN platform as well as data services such as number portability. It has nearly 20 years of experience delivering software-based signaling-control solutions and addressing carrier challenges around Private LTE networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), Fraud and Security, Subscriber Data Management and Policy and Access Control. NetNumber works with telecom operators, enterprises in finance, government and utilities markets, and technology partners around the world.

“i3forum gives us an opportunity to directly share our experience in signaling and routing as well as data services while learning about the challenges carriers face in today’s market. We believe collaboration across the carrier industry accelerates problem-solving and will benefit our carriers, vendors and the entire global ecosystem,” said Kim Gibbons, Chief Marketing Officer at NetNumber.

“This is an opportunity for NetNumber to contribute to the international carrier community and collaborate on solutions that will shape the future of our industry.” 

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i3forum is a not-for-profit, membership-funded forum working in collaboration with standardization bodies such as the GSMA and Wireless Broadband Alliance. It welcomes various categories of members from the international telecommunications ecosystem to support the long-term growth of carrier business.

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