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FCC deadline for STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication nears

PROVIDED BY Fierce Wireless
June 29, 2021

The wireless industry is working to combat robocalls and Wednesday, June 30, marks the FCC deadline for carriers and other voice providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication technology.

STIR/SHAKEN is a protocol that helps digitally authenticate phone numbers to verify that a call is indeed coming from the number shown on a caller ID. It’s a technology used against illegal spoofing, a technique robocallers sometimes use in order to appear like a call is coming from a legitimate number, before the call reaches consumers.

STIR is the technical protocol and SHAKEN is the U.S.-Canada governance management framework on top.

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