Attestation is a critical element of STIR/SHAKEN, the FCC mandate that on June 30th, 2021 kicks off a whole new era in telecommunications. Intending to restore confidence in phone calls, service providers sending or routing calls throughout the United States must be STIR/SHAKEN compliant or not only face serious financial penalties but also automatic rejection of calls that have not gone through either STIR/SHAKEN attestation or at least Robocall Mitigation.
The supplier ecosystem into the telecoms industry faces some major demands. Openness has many flavours depending on your start position.
Will ‘open’ result in a wider supplier pool or will the desire to reduce the number of suppliers handled by the telcos be a stronger factor?
Are we finally approaching a balance of supply and demand in the telecoms marketplace?
Is the availability of open APIs and open interfaces finally going to kick-start a more competitive supplier environment?
NetNumber discuss in this blog.
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.
The GSMA established the 5G Mobile Roaming Revisited (5GMRR) Task Force with the mission to define a scalable, usable and secure solution for 5G mobile roaming. 5GMRR brings together experts from the Networks Group (NG), the Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) and the Fraud and Security Group (FASG) to ensure the technical, business and security requirements are identified and that these are reflected in the solution that are ultimately defined.
Secure Times Initially, the public telephone network was a tightly closed and fully controlled environment under the direct authority of telephone companies. Those companies had direct business relationships with each and every end customer. Customers placed calls on devices provided to them by the telephone company and accessed the network Read more…
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.