FCC Chairman accepts NANC report on SHAKEN to prevent unwanted robocalls

On May 14, 2018 the FCC announced that chairman Ajit Pai has accepted the recommendations of the North American Numbering Council (NANC) for industry to quickly establish a Governance Authority for implementing the SHAKEN/STIR framework.

The SHAKEN/STIR framework is the industry-developed standard for the cryptographic signing of telephone calls. It is intended to eliminate the use of illegitimate spoofed caller ID numbers from the telephone system.

This initiative to implement secure caller ID with STIR/SHAKEN is called STI (Secure Telephone Identity).

The NANC report outlined the suggested composition of the STI-GA governance authority. It also described the process by which the STI-GA would conduct a search process to select and appoint an STI-PA (policy administrator) to perform administrative duties related to SHAKEN governance, such as approving organizations to be STI-CA (certificate authority) to issue certificates and respond to validation requests for certificates.

The NANC committee proposed a timeline that the governance and administrative roles be filled within a year, by May 2019 or sooner.

TransNexus software products ClearIP and NexOSS have STIR/SHAKEN capability today. We are ready to help you get ready for STIR/SHAKEN in several ways:

  • A Discover SHAKEN workshop at your location to review and discuss STI with your senior business and technical leaders to develop business strategies and discuss technical requirements specific to your customers, network and call scenarios.
  • Test plan development for SHAKEN testing
  • Testing consultation and support
  • Production-ready software to implement STIR/SHAKEN within your network