The Pulse

Ideas, Thoughts & Writing by iconectiv

The Pulse

Ideas, Thoughts & Writing by iconectiv

Why is STIR/SHAKEN important?

It’s no surprise that spam and illegal robocalls have caused consumers to stop answering their calls. Especially when you consider that more than 6.3 billion spoofed calls were made as of March 2021, according to FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, and the fact that $1.8 billion is lost annually due to fraudulent activities, including “wangiri” one-ring scams.

September 16, 2021

What is the Robocall Mitigation Database?

As part of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) crackdown on illegal robocalls, by June 30, 2021 all U.S. voice service providers must file certifications in the publicly available Robocall Mitigation Database (RMD) to provide detailed information regarding their implementation of the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework and/or a robocall mitigation program.

September 13, 2021

Trusted Conversations: Managing the Complexity of 5G Rollouts with TruOps Common Language

Managing the complexity of 5G rollouts is possible – and the industry is at a critical inflection point where 5G deployment is supporting dramatic changes in the services being made available to customers. The benefits of utilizing a common nomenclature in the evolution and deployment of new facilities-based network ecosystems and the virtual components upon which these technologies rely are discussed in IDC’s white paper, “Accelerating 5G Rollouts.”

August 20, 2021

SHAKEN Goes Global: Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers and Regulators Outside of the U.S.

The FCC September 28 mandate is quickly approaching, and many are wondering what that will mean for inbound calls to the United States. While the purpose of the Robocall Mitigation Database (RMD) registration mandate is to protect American consumers, the rules impact foreign networks and may cause unintended consequences for American travelers, offshore contact centers and branch offices located outside of the U.S. hoping to send voice traffic to residential and business subscribers in the United States.

August 16, 2021

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