October 19, 2021

A1 Telekom Austria Group Welcomes GLF Initiative to Prevent Fraud in International Telecommunication Business

Livia Dandrea-Böhm

A1 Press Contact

The ITW Global Leaders´Forum (GLF), a leadership body of the international carrier industry, today has announced a process to attest the compliance of international carriers with the industry´s code of conduct against fraud.

19 international carriers are certified as compliant with the principles of the GLF code of conduct, amongst those is A1 Telekom Austria Group, which has always been striving to fight against fraud in international telecommunications.

Franz Bader, Head of Wholesale at A1 Telekom Austria Group and leading the GLF working group against fraud said: “Our goal in fighting fraud is not only to develop anti-fraud solutions and security services within the whole range of our portfolio, but also make our customers aware of any potential danger and how to deal with adequately. What is most helpful is the professional and intense collaboration with other carriers and partners to show fraudsters that we are very attentive to what is happening and use all means to protect our customers and us operators likewise. We are well aware that this is an everlasting task, but we are more than willing to tackle with it”.

A1 Telekom Austria Group has ever been a pioneer in fighting fraud. It was the first operator stopping payments to fraudulent traffic already in 2008. It has been the start of a process, which has been going on for many years, aiming at preventing fraudsters from making money by breaking the payment chain.

During the lockdown periods of the Covid-19 in 2020, attacks by criminal groups have intensified and online crime and cyberattacks have gained momentum. By installing the Wangiri preventing system, A1 Telekom Austria Group considers it of utmost duty to prevent any fraud and help customers save costs and inconveniences. As a leading carrier, A1 is continuously expanding the range of anti-fraud tools through offers to its worldwide customers. A1 Wholesale is considered a safe provider in terms of fraud, because its innovative tools help prevent all these fraud activities. The company was also awarded with numerous prizes when launching numerous anti-fraud tools. When it comes to fraud, A1 Telekom Austria Group´s strategy is that of zero tolerance. Thus, the Group welcomes all the more the GLF initiative.

Find more information in the GLF’s fourth annual report on the status of fraud in the international telecoms industry at https://interactive.itwglf.com/ITW-Global-Leaders-Forum

About ITW Global Leaders’ Forum
The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) is a network of leaders from the world’s largest international ICT service providers, who convene to discuss strategic issues and to agree on collaborative activities. Their aim is to uphold the principle of interoperability and ubiquitous international and technological coverage. The international wholesale industry is a critical part of the global ICT ecosystem, providing the backbone that enables digital services to be distributed around the world. The GLF’s primary objective is to provide leadership and direction for the industry by advocating common priorities that improve interconnectivity so that new digital services can be delivered at scale anywhere in the world.The European languages are members of the same family. The European languages are members of the same family. The European languages are members of the same family. The European languages are members of the same family.

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