Carriers detail their work on fighting robocalls

At an FCC summit on robocalls, major service providers discussed their progress on testing and implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR specifications aimed at combatting robocalls and illegal call spoofing.

The STIR/SHAKEN specifications aim to authenticate and verify the identity of the party that is calling, including a visual notification to the person receiving the call that the call has been verified. As Chris Wendt, who helped author the standards, described, STIR falls under the auspices of the ITF, which handles standards related to internet protocols; and SHAKEN refers to the U.S. and North America-specific phone numbering plans, policy and interfaces wrapped in to the overall framework.

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