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Press Release -- December 21st, 2020
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle
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Sparkle and TIM Brasil Together for the Protection of the A2P SMS Network

Successful collaboration between the two TIM Group companies to combat fraud on Application to Person (A2P) messages

Rome / Rio De Janeiro 21 December 2020 - Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, and TIM Brasil, one of the main TLC players in the Brazilian market, have successfully started a collaboration aimed at protecting the Application to Person (A2P) SMS network from fraudulent routing and illicit bypass attempts. Through a customized solution powered by Vox Technologies, all A2P messages to TIM Brasil’s customers are delivered and monetized effectively.

Banking, travel, transportation, healthcare and other verticals are increasingly using A2P SMS to send notice, authentication and confirmation messages to their customers. The growth of A2P traffic opens significant revenue opportunities for mobile operators who must protect their networks from fraudulent routing and illicit bypass phenomena to guarantee a reliable, high quality and secure delivery.

Sparkle SMS Booster is the most comprehensive A2P protection solution available on the market, enabling mobile operators to detect and block spam and fraudulent traffic before they impact the end user and thus monetize their networks optimally.

Thanks to the collaboration between the two TIM Group companies, TIM Brasil’s A2P SMS network is protected and monitored by Sparkle through Vox Technologies’ VOX360 anti-fraud platform which uses sophisticated data analytics, business intelligence and AI technologies to mitigate and prevent fraudulent activities. Billions of SMS are analysed each month to ensure that all messages are delivered to TIM Brasil’s end users through official channels and in total security.

Leveraging on its SMS Booster solution and on the capillarity of its network, Sparkle sets itself as the reference A2P SMS antifraud partner for companies and organisations worldwide.

About Sparkle

Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of more than 540,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile operators as well as Multinational Enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 34 countries.

Find out more about Sparkle following its Twitter and Linkedin profiles or visiting the website tisparkle.com.

About TIM Brasil

“To evolve together with courage, transforming technology into freedom” is the purpose of TIM, which operates throughout Brazil with telecommunications services, focused on the pillars of innovation, customer experience and agility. The company is recognized for leading important movements in the market since the beginning of its operations in the country and is at the forefront of society's digital transformation, in line with the signature of the brand: "Imagine the possibilities". Since 2015, it has been a leader in 4G coverage in Brazil, connecting, including the countryside, to enable innovation in agribusiness. It was a pioneer in the activation of 5G networks in the country, with the creation of Living Labs in 2019, and is ready for the next generation of mobile networks.

TIM values diversity and promotes an ever more inclusive culture, with a work environment based on respect. The company is the only one in the telecommunications sector to be included in B3's Novo Mercado, recognized as the highest level of corporate governance, in addition to being on the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) for 12 consecutive years, being an operator for more consecutive periods in this wallet. It is also the first telephone company recognized by the Controller General of the Union (CGU) with the "Pró-ética" seal, an initiative that exists with the aim of promoting a more straightforward, ethical and transparent environment and business.

For more information, visit: https://www.tim.com.br

About Vox Carrier

Vox Carrier optimises, accelerates and simplifies International Voice and Messaging through innovation in technology, platforms and processes. We serve operators, service providers, carriers, aggregators and enterprises worldwide, delivering an array of services such as Voice, A2P Messaging, service monetization and operational outsourcing. Vox Carrier's technologies initiative, Vox Technologies, has also launched Vox360, which won ‘The Best Anti-Fraud Innovation’ at the 2019 Messaging and SMS Global Awards. Vox360 is an anti-fraud solution designed to simplify the fight against fraud in telecommunications.

To learn more, get in touch at www.voxcarrier.com

Sparkle Media Contacts

+39 06 368 78231

sparkle.communication@tisparkle.com

Twitter: @TISparkle 

TIM Brasil Media Contacts

Mass Media Comunicação

Juliana Guerra

(11) 96079.3821

julianaguerra@massinteligencia.com.br

assessoria.tim@massmedia.com.br

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