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HP Helps Telecom Operators Combat Roaming Fraud.

HP Helps Telecom Operators Combat Roaming Fraud HP today introduced a telecom solution that helps mobile operators reduce losses from roaming fraud, a wireless crime. As wireless customers travel, their operators exchange usage data to ensure correct cross-network billing. Today, roaming fraud occurs because criminal groups are able to exploit a 36-hour delay in cross-network reporting between operators. Building on new industry rules that require mobile operators to exchange call detail data within four hours of call completion, the HP CentralView Roaming Fraud Control solution provides a clear, complete view of roaming activity. Using the solution, operators can detect and analyze fraudulent usage almost immediately after data is exchanged. They can then take appropriate action to stop the theft and reduce further losses. "Roaming fraud is commonly thought to be the second largest source of revenue loss to mobile operators' businesses," said Amin Kayal, CME Industry and Sales Director, HP Middle East. "With the HP solution, operators can quickly identify fraudulent behavior and prevent major losses, delivering potentially huge benefits to the bottom line." HP closes the window of time for fraud Roaming fraud occurs when a fraudster exploits the 36-hour reporting delay by making a large volume of illegal calls on a "visited" network before being detected by their "home" network. For example, a criminal group might clone SIM cards to gain access to real accounts and send the cloned cards to other countries where they can be used on visited networks for long distance call selling and heavy use of premium services. Currently, call details exchanged between operators help identify the suspicious activity, but with a 36-hour delay the perpetrators can escape undetected, leaving the home network to absorb the losses. The GSM Association's new four-hour limit for exchange of call details, called Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE), will be implemented in October 2008 by more than 700 GSM mobile operators in 200 countries. The HP CentralView Roaming Fraud Control solution is specifically designed to handle NRTRDE records, using the standard TD.35 format. It also offers turnkey integration with third-party clearinghouses that handle most roaming data exchange.

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