Telecom News Roundup: August 2022

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With summer almost over, it is time to switch back to business mode. We have curated a list of the top telco and messaging news that you might have missed while on vacation. 

Digital identity verification spending to exceed $20 billion globally by 2027 

A recent report by Juniper Research predicts that the global spend on digital identity verification checks will grow from $11.6 billion in 2022 to $20.8 billion in 2027. Juniper experts believe that this leap will be caused by both the increase in the number of digital services requiring authentication as a part of onboarding and by the growth in fraud that would drive the adoption of more robust identity verification systems. 
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Singapore’s IMDA pushes mandatory SMS sender ID registration to fight scam 

An initiative by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore might soon make it mandatory for brands and organisations that use SMS sender IDs to join the SMS Sender ID Registry (SSIR) to secure SMS as a communications channel. 

According to the proposal, registration would be required starting end of 2022, with a transition period starting in October. In the end, it is expected that all sender IDs not registered in SSIR will be blocked as a default.  

Google keeps pushing Apple towards RCS adoption, encouraging it to “get the message” 

As its most recent move in the RCS adoption standoff with Apple, Google has created a “Get the Message” webpage, listing all the downsides of Apple devices not supporting Rich Communication Services protocol, like “the blurry videos, broken group chats, missing read receipts and typing indicators, no texting over Wi-Fi, and more”. Additionally, the webpage urges the visitors to join the #GetTheMessage Twitter campaign. 

GMS joins the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 

GMS is proud to join the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Bronze Member, which will give it access to privacy education, resources and information needed to effectively manage data protection risks and challenges. Read the full statement here

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