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XConnect appoints James Williams as VP to fuel global expansion
Wed, 3rd Jan 2024

XConnect, a provider of numbering intelligence solutions, is expanding its team with the appointment of James Williams as Vice President (VP) of Business Development.

Williams is tasked with the responsibility of identifying and exploring new market opportunities that will allow the company to extend its reach within the global communication industry.

This appointment aligns with XConnect's 2024 global growth strategy, aiming to underscore the validation and authentication of phone numbers through its trusted global data and intelligent solutions.

Williams joins XConnect with over three decades of telecommunication industry expertise under his belt, having previously served as the Director of Programmes at Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF). His broad experience encompasses diverse areas including business messaging, omnichannel, customer journey orchestration, and mobile subscriber intelligence.

In his capacity as the VP of Business Development, Williams will facilitate XConnect's expansion across new geographies and segments. He will scout opportunities that bolster voice, messaging, and identity and verification players worldwide, leveraging XConnect's trusted data sets and solutions.

His role will also include nourishing Xconnect's relationships with mobile network operators to enhance its datasets and instil more confidence in customers to deliver traffic.

Eli Katz, CEO and Founder of XConnect, expressed his enthusiasm for this strategic addition to the team, lauding Williams' vast experience in the telecoms industry.

"We are so pleased to welcome James to the dedicated team at XConnect. It is a pivotal time for the telecoms industry as we work towards restoring trust in communications and his extensive experience will add huge momentum to our mission," Katz remarked. He added that MEF's commendable contributions to their ecosystem made Williams a "natural fit" for their vision of the future.

Williams reciprocated the sentiment, expressing his excitement at taking on the new role and the opportunities it presents. He said, "XConnect is a great fit for me as a trusted player in the industry. Its mission to restore trust in communications matches up with my values and is an area where I can effectively apply my years of knowledge."

This appointment signals a decisive step for XConnect's ambitious global growth strategy for 2024. The company continues to target the empowerment of more organisations to gain control over their communications operations and successfully negotiate evolving fraud and routing challenges.

XConnect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Somos, consolidates, maintains and delivers trusted telephone number intelligence to telecommunication service providers. It processes information from hundreds of different global datasets and ensures that customers solve routing, validation, and fraud challenges in real time.

XConnects Number Information Services are used for voice and messaging routing, fraud protection and to identify and validate insights. They also support the deployment and evolution of next-generation communications, such as VoLTE and RCS. Its service is accessed through its global distributed hybrid cloud platform using simple, secure, scalable real-time protocols and APIs.