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Press Release -- December 2nd, 2020
Source: XConnect

XConnect Expands its Asia Footprint with Hong Kong Number Portability Data

Customers delivering voice and A2P messaging traffic benefit from direct and optimised routing, delivery assurance and enhanced customer experience in a growing number of markets

London, UK, 02 December 2020 – XConnect, a provider of world-class numbering and interconnect solutions, has expanded its global numbering intelligence with mobile number portability (MNP) data for Hong Kong. The expansion into Hong Kong adds to the reach of XConnect’s MNP Query Lookup service and further extends its footprint in Asia.

XConnect’s MNP Query Lookup service is already present in Japan, South Korea and India. With the addition of Hong Kong, XConnect’s customers will be able to deliver voice and messaging traffic with accuracy, precision and performance. This enables reduced termination costs, improved delivery assurance and enhanced customer experience.

“Adding numbering data from Hong Kong to our MNP empowers customers across our global footprint to rapidly expand their data sets and enhance the quality of their data. We enable them to gain a competitive edge and deliver optimised user experiences to their end users,” said Tim Ward, SVP, Number Information Services at XConnect. “MNP is available in over 100 countries worldwide and in many countries over 40% of numbers have already been ported.”

XConnect’s MNP Query Lookup service offers a high-value alternative to the traditional Home Location Register Lookup (HLR Lookup). ​HLR Lookup services often lack global coverage and suffer from variable service quality as well as slow response times. MNP Query Lookup provides real-time responses combined with global coverage and continually cleansed and updated data.

“We are adding new countries to our database to allow customers to route traffic with confidence, while lowering costs and increasing end user satisfaction. By extending our reach we will not only provide global numbering data, but enable customers to quickly make precise decisions about how to manage their traffic,” saidd Ward. “Our database response times are typically 1-2 milliseconds, allowing for agile decision making and excellent service quality.”

XConnect delivers carrier-grade services to over 200 operators globally, including some of the world’s largest mobile network operators (MNOs), application-to-person (A2P) messaging hubs, aggregators, carriers and interconnect providers. It maintains the world’s largest number intelligence database, available via direct download or real-time, ultra-low latency number lookup queries. It provides access to more than 3 million records of numbering data spanning more than 35 countries via its number portability service, while its global number range (GNR) data covers 11,000 operators in 233 countries.

About XConnect

XConnect delivers carrier-grade services to over 200 operators globally, including MNOs, business messaging (A2P) hubs, aggregators, carrier and interconnect providers.

XConnect provides a trusted global registry of network and subscriber information, based on privacy compliant phone number data including number portability, to optimise global communication services.

These services are used for voice and messaging routing, fraud protection and to identify and validate insights. They also support the deployment and evolution of next-generation communications, such as VoLTE and RCS. XConnect’s Number Information Services are accessed through its global distributed hybrid cloud platform using simple, secure, scalable real-time protocols and APIs.

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