Vodafone Ghana case study
Vodafone Ghana – a leading African CSP – recently deployed the XINTEC SIM Box Detector solution to monitor and prevent interconnect bypass traffic, SIM Gateways, or SIM boxing from causing potentially heavy financial losses to their network.
The ChallengeSIM Boxes are particularly prevalent in countries where high charges apply to terminating calls on networks, but where cheap on-net calls are offered instead. This creates the conditions for fraudsters to exploit the price differential using clandestine voice over IP (VoIP) equipment to bypass the traditional interconnect charging points. XINTEC SIM Box Detector solution has aided Vodafone Ghana in its police liaison work to tackle the problem, seizing dozens of SIM boxes and witnessing many arrests.
Vodafone Ghana recently deployed the XINTEC SIM Box Detector solution to monitor and prevent interconnect bypass traffic, SIM Gateways, or SIM boxing from causing potentially heavy financial losses to their network.
SIM Box Detector processes 100% of roaming – both national and international – and domestic event detail records (xDRs) to analyse the traffic generated by each active SIM card on the network.
Detecting the presence of SIM boxes is done through advanced analytics and the real-time use of over 20 configurable correlation and profiling techniques and decision models that minimise the number of false positive alerts.
As much as 80% of the alerts generated by SIM Box detector were shown to be genuine bypass cases, as opposed to the typical high incidences of “false positives” known to be associated with this type of detection technique.
The results are displayed visually on a colourful and interactive user-friendly GUI. The presence of the MSISDN in the alerts generated on SIM Box Detector greatly simplifies the life of the analyst, as he/she can easily deactivate SIMs at the click of a button.
SIM Box detector is a standalone software solution that can be installed on-site on your network within just days. It can reside alongside an existing FMS, or indeed can be combined with modules of the award-winning XINTEC FMSevolution fraud management system.