Jose Augusto Vilhena joins XConnect as a Business Development Consultant, holding previous positions at iconectiv and AMDOCS.
London, UK, 24 January 2023 — XConnect, a Somos Company, the provider of world-class numbering intelligence solutions has expanded its presence in Latin America (LATAM) with the appointment of new Business Development Consultant, Jose Augusto Vilhena. Vilhena will support XConnect’s LATAM customers as the region experiences rapid growth in the telecoms industry. The strategic new hire will enable XConnect to build a strong foothold in LATAM to allow its customers to terminate voice and messaging traffic with confidence and ease.
By growing its on-the-ground footprint in LATAM, XConnect is empowering carriers to tackle the top telecoms challenges, including Origin Based Rating (OBR) surcharges, robocalling, and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) fraud. Previous to his appointment at XConnect, Vilhila worked with technology and telecom organisations ranging from start-ups to multinational companies, including AMDOCS and iconectiv. He brings to XConnect over twenty years of international business development and sales experience in the telecom and technology verticals in LATAM.
“With a track record of delivering excellent results in the LATAM market, Jose has the experience and expertise to ensure our customers can optimise their voice and messaging offerings with ease. Through this strategic hire, we are ramping up our customer support with greater on-the-ground presence within developing regions, said Tim Ward, Vice President of Number Information Services at XConnect. “Our focus for the year ahead is centred around driving bigger regional growth and helping more service providers benefit from accurate and trusted telecoms data.”
Vilhena has a strong network and background in fraud prevention, network optimisation and number portability. Within his role at XConnect, he is responsible for driving business development and sales, and building customer relationships.
“More than ever, LATAM is experiencing a growth of digital services. This represents a massive opportunity to support local service providers with world-leading number intelligence as they look to expand their voice and messaging offerings,” said Jose Augusto Vilhena, Business Development Consultant at XConnect. “XConnect continues to drive increasing momentum to its customers every year by solving the toughest telecoms challenges. I look forward supporting on its journey to deliver trusted and intelligent numbering solutions in LATAM.”
The strategic hire supports XConnect’s mission to drive growth in LATAM, with plans to introduce a new point-of-presence (PoP) in the region in 2023. This will follow on from the launch of its two new APAC PoPs in Mumbai and Singapore in 2022.
XConnect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Somos Inc, consolidates, maintains and delivers trusted telephone number intelligence to world leading telecommunication service providers.
It processes information from hundreds of different global datasets and ensures that customers solve routing, validation and fraud challenges in real time.
XConnect’s Number Information 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.
Its service is accessed through its global distributed hybrid cloud platform using simple, secure, scalable real-time protocols and APIs.