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Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority Progresses Fight to Mitigate Illegal Robocalling by Welcoming Its 50th Service Provider

October 27, 2020

As a strong indicator of the industry’s commitment to fighting illegal robocalling, the Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA) has registered its 50th authorized service provider (SP). SPs must be approved to secure access to the certificates needed to sign and validate calls to mitigate caller ID spoofing. The addition of a 50th SP takes place with the FCC mandate for service providers to implement more than seven months away.

Neustar Approved as Initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority

December 13, 2019

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). "Setting SHAKEN into action completes a major milestone in an initiative that brought the industry together through ATIS to find a solution to address the formidable challenge of illegal robocalling," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.

 

TransNexus Approved by the STI Policy Administrator as a SHAKEN Certification Authority

December 12, 2019

ATLANTA, Georgia, December 12, 2019 — TransNexus today announced that it has been approved by the STI Policy Administrator to be a Certification Authority (CA) for SHAKEN/STIR. In this role, TransNexus will issue SHAKEN certificates to authorized voice service providers. The providers will use these certificates to digitally sign calls they have authenticated using the SHAKEN/STIR framework. This system will give consumers confidence that the caller ID was not spoofed, a common tactic used with unwanted robocalls.

 

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

December 12, 2019

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). "Setting SHAKEN into action completes a major milestone in an initiative that brought the industry together through ATIS to find a solution to address the formidable challenge of illegal robocalling," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.

 

iconectiv to Serve as US Policy Administrator to Mitigate Illegal Robocalls

August 28, 2019

iconectiv, the authoritative partner of the communications industry, has signed the agreement to serve as U.S. Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA) for the FCC-endorsed ATIS-SIP Forum SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) — the industry-wide solution to mitigate illegal robocalls and help consumers once again trust their calling number displayed on their caller ID.

 

iconectiv: Fighting Fraud in USA – STIR SHAKEN, Short Codes & Portability

August 28, 2019

MEF CEO Dario Betti speaks to Chris Drake, CTO of communications infrastructure specialist iconectiv about the USA communications market and how it is responding to the growing threat of telecoms fraud. Chris explains how the US regulator, the FCC, has reacted to robocalls with STIR / SHAKEN , where iconectiv administers SHAKEN, and how they also operates as the Local Number Portability Administrator and the Short Code Registry in the USA.

 

STI-GA Executes iconectiv Contract as Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator

August 27, 2019

The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) today announced the execution of the contract with iconectiv as the Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA), a critical role in industry efforts to mitigate illegal robocalling.

 

STI-GA Call for Certificate Authorities

July 9, 2019

Implementation of STIR/SHAKEN is a critical mission in the fight against illegal robocalls and caller ID spoofing. The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) manages the rollout of this solution and is seeking interest from organizations that would like to serve as STI Certificate Authorities (CAs).

 

Blocking Robocalls: 4 Things to Know as New Rules Take Effect

June 20, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules that allow phone companies to block robocalls by default. But that won't bring immediate relief to your robocall headaches.

 

iconectiv selected as U.S. Policy Administrator for Mitigating Illegal Robocalling

May 30, 2019

The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA), operating under the auspices of ATIS, announced the selection of iconectiv as the U.S. STI Policy Administrator (STI-PA), a critical role in industry efforts to mitigate illegal robocalling. As the STI-PA, iconectiv will apply and enforce the rules as defined by the STI-GA to operationalize the SHAKEN framework.