How telcos can fight back against “OTT hijacking”
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Andy Gent, founder and CEO, Revector
OTT Bypass call termination, or “OTT hijacking”, happens when third-party app providers terminate calls through an app that have begun life as a normal fixed or mobile telephone call. According to Andy Gent of Revector, this practice causes revenue losses to telcos of tens of millions of dollars. These are different to competitive OTT to OTT calls, and are based on certain VoIP apps diverting calls away from telcos’ networks and terminating them within their own apps. When this happens the OTT app providers receive fees for connecting the call that would otherwise be collected by the telco.
Filmed at Smart IoT London 2016