In December 2020, the FCC released its latest order of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) act. This new order encourages Communication Service Providers (CSP) in the US to block unwanted voice calls by extending the methods used in blocking these illegal calls and to make it easier to identify and fix erroneous blocked calls.
Given the wide prevalence of unwanted calls, an increasing number of consumers have completely lost faith in the integrity of the public telephone network and no longer answer incoming calls. The FCC and CRTC have issued mandates to protect subscribers and restore trust in telecom networks. STIR/SHAKEN is the set of standards that provides the solution.