Gustavo Borges and Sami Benakouche of Brazilian regulator Anatel explained the country’s radical plan for reducing unwanted calls.
A downward spiral can occur when telemarketers make an increasing number of calls to ordinary people who no longer want to pick up.
Arion Kurtaj began his criminal career of blackmail and fraud when he was 16. He trained an apprentice who is still too young to name.
An association of telcos is challenging the regulator’s desire to give responsibility for administering call authentication to telemarketing businesses.
According to some measures, Brazilians receive more nuisance robocalls than any other nationality.
The arrest of an English teenager who offered $20,000 bribes to big telco insiders shows security paradigms do not fit the facts.
Truecaller’s app for blocking spam calls is reportedly stopping 50 calls per user per month in Brazil, well above the amount of spam received by US subscribers per their international tables.
Telcos that can legally purchase equipment from Huawei will still need to consider the strategic risks of using a supplier banned on security and privacy grounds by a growing number of countries.
A recent war of words in the Brazilian press highlights the global scale of the US government’s fight against Huawei.
Anti-spam firm Truecaller claims that telcos generated almost half of the 45 spam voice calls that Brazilian phone users receive each month.