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XConnect CEO Eli Katz Joins i3forum’s Board Members to Drive Trust in International Voice and A2P Messaging

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Katz joins existing i3forum board members from Tata Communications, Orange, Telefonica, BTS, Sparkle, and PCCW Global

XConnect, a Somos Company, the provider of world-class numbering intelligence solutions, has announced its CEO and Founder, Eli Katz has joined the i3forum Board. As a member of the board, Eli will help develop i3forum’s plans in multiple areas, including new initiatives to enable the global voice and messaging players to deliver trusted traffic, enabling enhanced revenue streams and reducing fraud.

Eli’s election follows XConnect’s recent membership to the group. As a board member, he will help influence industry evolution and drive the vision for the voice and messaging industry by sharing experiences and insights. He will draw on over 25 years’ industry experience to enable the global voice and messaging communications ecosystems to effectively validate and authenticate their traffic.

In addition to establishing XConnect, Eli is the co-founder and Chairman of Comms Council UK (CCUK) – the UK’s industry association for Advanced Communication Providers, established in 2004. He therefore appreciates the importance of using the collective power of the telecom industry to develop a successful and growing ecosystem collaboratively. As the author of a number of telecom related identity and fraud patents across the world, he can also bring a global technology perspective to his new role.

“It is a critical time for both the voice and messaging ecosystems with the essential role of validated identity to reduce spam and spoofing and enhance trust. Overcoming the biggest and most urgent challenges requires the industry to come together to enable carriers to operate with greater efficiency and agility,” said Eli Katz, Founder and CEO of XConnect. “By joining the i3forum’s Board and working with some of the smartest people in the industry, I feel I can help contribute towards key global initiatives including trusted callerID, verification and the fight against fraud – both in international voice and application-to-person (A2P) messaging. I am passionate about promoting self-regulation encouraging the development of a flourishing and innovative approach to shape the future of the telecoms industry as we focus on building trust in communications.”

“It is a critical time for both the voice and messaging ecosystems with the essential role of validated identity to reduce spam and spoofing and enhance trust. Overcoming the biggest and most urgent challenges requires the industry to come together to enable carriers to operate with greater efficiency and agility,” said Eli Katz, Founder and CEO of XConnect. “By joining the i3forum’s Board and working with some of the smartest people in the industry, I feel I can help contribute towards key global initiatives including trusted callerID, verification and the fight against fraud – both in international voice and application-to-person (A2P) messaging. I am passionate about promoting self-regulation encouraging the development of a flourishing and innovative approach to shape the future of the telecoms industry as we focus on building trust in communications.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Eli to our i3forum Board. To combat the next set of challenges and opportunities in global telecoms, one key objective is exploring and developing solutions, standards and strategies to build trust in phone number identity and this is an area where Eli can provide additional insight,” said Philippe Millet, Founder and Chairman, at i3forum. “With his extensive experience in global telecoms, identity and validation as well as collaborative industry engagement, Eli’s expertise will be invaluable in influencing industry evolution and drive the vision for the voice and messaging industry.”

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