U.S. SHAKEN Governance Authority issues year-end report for 2020

The SHAKEN Governance Authority (STI-GA) issued their year-end report for 2020 in which they outlined progress made in STIR/SHAKEN deployment in the U.S. Here are highlights.

Organization and participation

  • Initial Policy Administrator (STI-PA) system was launched in December 2019, with STI-GA acceptance in February 2020.
  • There were two approved vendors of SHAKEN systems prior to roll out (TransNexus was one).
    • Any service provider working with an approved vendor does not have to go through the STI-PA staging process, since the vendor’s product has already proven capable of interacting with the STI-PA system’s API.
  • There were three authorized service providers at the start of 2020, and 74 authorized service providers by the end of 2020.
  • There were four certificate authorities (STI-CAs) at the start of 2020 (TransNexus was one).
    • Two were service providers that formed STI-CAs to issue certificates for themselves.
    • One was a vendor that initially served a limited audience of its customer base.
    • One was open to assign certificates to all service providers (TransNexus).
  • There were eight STI-CAs by the end of 2020.

U.S. SHAKEN Governance Authority issues year-end report for 2020

Policies

The STI-GA made the following policy announcements:

  • Revised the SPC token access policy. The initial policy required service providers to have access to numbering resources from the NANPA and NPA. This requirement will be replaced with a new requirement that service providers file a certification with the FCC Robocall Mitigation database when it becomes available, which is expected sometime during April–June 2021.
  • Created SPC token revocation and reinstatement policies.
  • Revised its Certificate Policy for STI-CAs in April.
  • Created a policy change request process.
  • Changed the funding policy.

The full report is available here.

TransNexus solutions

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In addition, we help service providers with all aspects of STIR/SHAKEN deployment, including registering with the Policy Administrator and filing their Robocall Mitigation certification with the FCC.

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