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Industry Solution to Detect, Mitigate and Deter Illegal Robocalling Reaches Important Milestone

The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) announced today that the nation's Calling Number Verification Service, which is based on the SHAKEN framework, will launch December 16, 2019. The launch is a critical step forward in mitigating illegal robocalling, the leading cause of consumer complaints to both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Beginning December 16, voice service providers can register with iconectiv, the STI Policy Administrator, to obtain credentials in order to acquire STI certificates from approved Certification Authorities. These certificates will be used to authenticate Caller ID, inform customers if the Caller ID was spoofed and to facilitate tracing calls back to their origin.

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