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Cellusys at Ghent, GSMA FASG #6, 20-22 Sep 2016 Cellusys at Ghent, GSMA FASG #6, 20-22 Sep 2016 Cellusys at Ghent, GSMA FASG #6, 20-22 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016

Cellusys at Ghent, GSMA FASG #6, 20-22 Sep 2016

Cellusys will be at the GSMA Fraud and Security Group (FASG #6) meeting in Ghent, September 20th-22nd. The GSMA FASG will outline why mobile operators should implement a set of industry baseline security requirements and how a security compliance programme would work. SS7 Security will be discussed including an account of a Network outage due to the receipt… View Article
Cellusys at Wholesale World Congress (WWC) 2016 Cellusys at Wholesale World Congress (WWC) 2016 Cellusys at Wholesale World Congress (WWC) 2016
September 7, 2016

Cellusys at Wholesale World Congress (WWC) 2016

Wholesale World Congress (WWC) Madrid is the meeting point for the international telecoms wholesale community. Meet Cellusys at the SMS Exchange Corner collocated in the Wholesale World Congress to know how we can help you to: Secure your A2P Revenue Protect your network against SMS frauds Apply your desired policies on SMS traffic Protect your… View Article
WAS #4 – a huge welcome to Dublin, from Cellusys! WAS #4 – a huge welcome to Dublin, from Cellusys! WAS #4 – a huge welcome to Dublin, from Cellusys!
August 29, 2016

WAS #4 – a huge welcome to Dublin, from Cellusys!

It’s going to be wonderful to see you. The doors of the Dublin Convention Centre will be open – and we’ll be here with open arms, to welcome you to WAS#4 and our hometown of Dublin. Cellusys has some neat surprises in store for you at this fourth GSMA WAS event. Down to business first:… View Article
Cellusys, Tier 1 SMS Firewall provider – 2016 ROCCO research Cellusys, Tier 1 SMS Firewall provider – 2016 ROCCO research Cellusys, Tier 1 SMS Firewall provider – 2016 ROCCO research
July 22, 2016

Cellusys, Tier 1 SMS Firewall provider – 2016 ROCCO research

ROCCO: Between May and June 2016 ROCCO asked MNOs globally to give their perceptions of SMS Firewall vendors, and to rate them on 40+ KPIs in the areas of Performance and Leadership. Source: ROCCO SMS Firewall Research Today the results were published and Cellusys’ SMS Defence is ranked by mobile operators as Tier 1 SMS… View Article
LTE and SS7 – today’s statistics – do they indicate longevity for SS7 networks? LTE and SS7 – today’s statistics – do they indicate longevity for SS7 networks? LTE and SS7 – today’s statistics – do they indicate longevity for SS7 networks?
June 30, 2016

LTE and SS7 – today’s statistics – do they indicate longevity for SS7 networks?

A snapshot of today’s telecoms stats can make for some pretty valuable insights. Let’s dig into the data, via some questions, and see what the indications are for SS7 and LTE networks over the coming years and decades.   First, how many mobile subscribers are there, worldwide? GSMA Intelligence displays a running counter, with the… View Article
Cellusys at 5G World 2016 – London, 28-30 July 2016 Cellusys at 5G World 2016 – London, 28-30 July 2016 Cellusys at 5G World 2016 – London, 28-30 July 2016
June 28, 2016

Cellusys at 5G World 2016 – London, 28-30 July 2016

With LTE now deployed in nearly every major market, operators, vendors and consumers are already looking to 5G to help deliver the services expected in 2020 and beyond. 5G World 2016 will bring together telecom operators, solution providers and IoT specialists, to help evolve networks to achieve the 2020 vision. Over the last decade, LTE… View Article
Sonus and Cellusys Partner to Address SS7 Security Vulnerabilities Sonus and Cellusys Partner to Address SS7 Security Vulnerabilities Sonus and Cellusys Partner to Address SS7 Security Vulnerabilities
June 27, 2016

Sonus and Cellusys Partner to Address SS7 Security Vulnerabilities

We are glad to announce Cellusys partnership with Sonus Networks to provide mobile and fixed network operators with a multi-layer Signalling System 7 (SS7) security solution. SS7 is a telecommunications standard that provides the signalling for network operators to set up and tear down calls, route Short Message Service (SMS) messages, support inter-network connectivity and… View Article
What is the difference between P2P SMS and A2P SMS? What is the difference between P2P SMS and A2P SMS? What is the difference between P2P SMS and A2P SMS?
June 20, 2016

What is the difference between P2P SMS and A2P SMS?

When an SMS message exchanges between two mobile subscribers (two SIM cards) we call it P2P SMS (Person-to-Person SMS) and when an SMS message sends from an application to a mobile subscriber we call it A2P SMS (Application-to-Person SMS). A2P communication is initiated from a business application (usually a web service), and not an individual… View Article
Cellusys at FASG #5 – Two years on, and networks are still not protected Cellusys at FASG #5 – Two years on, and networks are still not protected Cellusys at FASG #5 – Two years on, and networks are still not protected
May 28, 2016

Cellusys at FASG #5 – Two years on, and networks are still not protected

GSMA Fraud and Security Group meetings hold three times per year and the latest FASG #5 meeting was held in Malta on 24th – 26th May 2016. At FASG #5, Mobile Operators and Vendors shared their latest experiences about the risks that threatening mobile networks. Cellusys was involved in several workshops, meetings and presentations and… View Article
SS7 Vulnerabilities – Mobile Network Security in the mainstream News SS7 Vulnerabilities – Mobile Network Security in the mainstream News SS7 Vulnerabilities – Mobile Network Security in the mainstream News
May 12, 2016

SS7 Vulnerabilities – Mobile Network Security in the mainstream News

“I bumped into you in the hallway – I don’t know if you noticed that…? In that time, I pushed a credential across to your phone – which means my bluetooth is now trusted by your phone…” …the All Stars of DefCon – the conference of 20,000 hackers who meet each year to trade secrets –… View Article
Major security flaw in SS7 – how SMS Home Routing can plug the gap Major security flaw in SS7 – how SMS Home Routing can plug the gap Major security flaw in SS7 – how SMS Home Routing can plug the gap
April 25, 2016

Major security flaw in SS7 – how SMS Home Routing can plug the gap

With the current buzz regarding SS7 network vulnerabilities and the exploitation of standard SMS methodologies to obtain confidential subscriber information I thought it would be interesting to discuss the 3GPP document “TR 23.840, V7.1.0 (2007-03)”.  This document written in 2006 and published in 2007 describes a solution to SMS fraud commonly referred to as SMS… View Article
WAS #4 WAS #4 WAS #4
March 28, 2016

WAS #4

Dublin is home to Cellusys HQ and we are glad to welcome you to our home town. Meet us at the fourth event of GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) and take the opportunity to discover how Cellusys solutions can bring your network more profit: Roaming Management with pinpoint control – meet demanding steering… View Article
Subscriber Identity Disclosure: How an attacker can obtain IMSI of a subscriber? Subscriber Identity Disclosure: How an attacker can obtain IMSI of a subscriber? Subscriber Identity Disclosure: How an attacker can obtain IMSI of a subscriber?
March 19, 2016

Subscriber Identity Disclosure: How an attacker can obtain IMSI of a subscriber?

Since the “Subscriber Identity Disclosure” uses a portion of the Short Message Service (SMS) capability a brief explanation of SMS call flow is in order. When a subscriber sends an SMS Message it is transported over the air interface to the base station. The base station then sends the message to the serving Mobile Switching… View Article
Operator A2P SMS – it’s all about strategy (and some technology) Operator A2P SMS – it’s all about strategy (and some technology) Operator A2P SMS – it’s all about strategy (and some technology)
March 4, 2016

Operator A2P SMS – it’s all about strategy (and some technology)

Let’s get one fact straight, A2P SMS is by far the most preferred and efficient B2C communication tool used today. When I write this I mean THE VERY MOST EFFICIENT way of communication. So why is that? Here are some fundamental facts and please have WhatsApp, and their 1 billion subscribers, in mind when you… View Article
At WAS #3 – discover how Cellusys technology can bring your network more profit. At WAS #3 – discover how Cellusys technology can bring your network more profit. At WAS #3 – discover how Cellusys technology can bring your network more profit.
February 29, 2016

At WAS #3 – discover how Cellusys technology can bring your network more profit.

At WAS #3 – discover how Cellusys technology can bring your network more profit Roaming Management with pinpoint control – meet demanding steering targets and give your subscribers high quality experiences. Monetise A2P messaging with our next-generation SMS Firewall – and our world-beating strategies for mobile networks. SS7 & Diameter Signalling Firewall built off the… View Article
Mobile World Congress – where the Mobile Industry goes to do business, but doesn’t. Mobile World Congress – where the Mobile Industry goes to do business, but doesn’t. Mobile World Congress – where the Mobile Industry goes to do business, but doesn’t.
February 21, 2016

Mobile World Congress – where the Mobile Industry goes to do business, but doesn’t.

  It’s been 12 years since Cellusys started to go to 3GSM in Cannes. But it’s not 3GSM any more, it’s Mobile World Congress and it’s in Barcelona. That was when 25,000 people from the mobile industry, a lot of them, actual mobile operators, descended upon Cannes to work. It was bursting at the seams… View Article
Cellusys at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona Cellusys at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona Cellusys at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona
February 17, 2016

Cellusys at Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona

Mobile World Congress is around the corner and next week in Barcelona the greatest event in Telecommunication industry will show you any thing about Mobile. Meet us in Barcelona and discover how Cellusys solutions can bring your network more profit: Give your subscribers high quality experiences with Cellusys Roaming Management. Monetise A2P messaging with Cellusys… View Article
Flavours of Roaming Steering; a comparisons of taste and texture between OTA, Signalling and Hybrid Steering Solutions Flavours of Roaming Steering; a comparisons of taste and texture between OTA, Signalling and Hybrid Steering Solutions Flavours of Roaming Steering; a comparisons of taste and texture between OTA, Signalling and Hybrid Steering Solutions
January 12, 2016

Flavours of Roaming Steering; a comparisons of taste and texture between OTA, Signalling and Hybrid Steering Solutions

During the many discussions I have had with different operators about Steering of Roaming, one issue which always comes up, and is a source some controversy, debate and confusion, is the different approaches used in Roam Steering solutions. The controversy revolves around which is 1) better, 2) more accurate and 3) most cost effective. In… View Article
Does Diameter solve signalling fraud? Does Diameter solve signalling fraud? Does Diameter solve signalling fraud?
January 5, 2016

Does Diameter solve signalling fraud?

SS7 signaling security is the current hot topic conversation on the web. This has been brought to the forefront of our attention by articles in the Washington Post and the presentations given by 2 German Researchers at the Hacker conference Chaos Communication Congress 31c3, December 2014, in Hamburg Germany. At this conference Tobias Engel and… View Article
Cellusys is Tier 1 Roaming Solutions provider – 2015 ROCCO research Cellusys is Tier 1 Roaming Solutions provider – 2015 ROCCO research Cellusys is Tier 1 Roaming Solutions provider – 2015 ROCCO research
December 22, 2015

Cellusys is Tier 1 Roaming Solutions provider – 2015 ROCCO research

ROCCO research: Cellusys are leading vendors for Steering of Roaming. Between September and December 2015 ROCCO asked Operators and Operator groups globally to give their perceptions of Steering of Roaming vendors, and to rate them on 30+ KPIs in the areas of Performance, Value, and Leadership. Cellusys has been selected as Tier One Vendor in… View Article