FCC chairman asks telecom carriers to implement SHAKEN without delay

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Pai yesterday called on telecom carriers to implement SHAKEN as quickly as possible to protect consumers from caller ID spoofing and unwanted robocalls.

“Combating illegal robocalls is our top consumer priority at the FCC”, said Pai. “That’s why we need call authentication to become a reality—it’s the best way to ensure that consumers can answer their phones with confidence.”

Pai thanked the providers who have begun implementation of STIR/SHAKEN, and he asked those providers that apparently have not made concrete plans to deploy STIR/SHAKEN to do so without delay.

“If it does not appear that this system is on track to get up and running next year, then we will take action to make sure that it does,” said Pai.

FCC press release calling on providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN without delay

STIR/SHAKEN framework to authenticate and verify caller ID

With STIR/SHAKEN, originating service providers authenticate caller ID and sign outbound calls. Terminating service providers verify the signature to ensure that caller ID information has not been tampered with in transit or used in a replay scheme. The process enables terminating service providers to present caller ID that consumers can trust.

STIR/SHAKEN resources

TransNexus has published several insights on STIR/SHAKEN to help the community learn how this framework can be used to prevent caller ID spoofing, a tactic used with unwanted robocalls. Further information:

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