Why do telecom operators need to know about the principles of OTT services in the termination market?
11 July 2021

Despite the fact that OTT services were created to transfer video content data for subscribers and were used to organize online cinemas, today Over-The-Top services are full-fledged interactive applications that have the technical capabilities to terminate voice traffic.

Fraudsters use OTT services, most often such as Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, which have the following features:

  • the ability to make voice calls in the application using the Internet connection
  • the ability of OTT services to integrate with SIP servers
  • the ability to automatically determine the availability of a subscriber using the OTT application

Based on the above, anti-fraud experts, analysts, now perfectly understand that monitoring and control of such termination not only helps to understand the risks, but also opens up new opportunities for cooperation with OTT services and modernization of application availability tariffication on the operator’s network.

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