Struthers appointed director of the STI-GA

ATIS announced the appointment of the director of the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA). This will be a critical role in the deployment of the SHAKEN/STIR framework.

The SHAKEN/STIR framework will enable telecom service providers to:

  • Deliver secure caller ID information to their customers
  • Restore consumer trust in caller ID
  • Help customers avoid unwanted robocalls, which use fake caller IDs
  • Improve call completion rates.

Appointment of STI-GA director

Brent Struthers

Brent Struthers has been appointed director of the STI-GA. Before this appointment, Mr. Struthers worked at Neustar as their state government technical advocate on SHAKEN/STIR. Prior to this role, his industry experience included technical work and advocacy for a number of telecom issues, such as local number portability, thousands block pooling issues, SmartGrid, disaster recovery and more.

Other governance initiatives

The STI-GA has organized a task force and issued a request for proposal (RFP) for organizations that wish to be considered for the policy administrator (STI-PA) role. Candidate organizations should notify the RFP task force by email and send in their RFP response to the task force by February 4, 2019.

SHAKEN momentum is building

With FCC Chairman Pai’s recent call for telecom service providers to implement SHAKEN without delay, momentum is building.

At TransNexus, we’ve observed a significant uptick in activity and interest in SHAKEN planning. We have production-ready software solutions and experience helping providers work through complex business and technical issues unique to their organization.

No two providers are the same—each needs to formulate detailed plans that will work with their network and call scenarios.

We can help. Contact us today to learn how we can help your organization identify and solve specific questions in your SHAKEN deployment.

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