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.
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.
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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