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.
In this short blog series, we have seen that the STIR/SHAKEN architecture requires service providers to implement a minimum of five, and potentially up to seven, new network functions/elements to achieve compliance with the FCC requirements. Stated simply, STIR/SHAKEN compliance can be complex, resource intensive and expensive.
What is needed is a way to simplify a service provider’s path to compliance. NetNumber bridges the chasm with Guaranteed Caller™, a family of standard compliant STIR/SHAKEN solutions designed with one overriding objective in mind – simplifying the
service provider journey from today’s state to full STIR/SHAKEN compliance.
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.