A few major carriers have already started using STIR/SHAKEN to authenticate calls.

What you need to know

  • The U.S. FCC has instructed all carriers and phone companies to implement the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June next year to combat the robocall menace.
  • STIR/SHAKEN will help lessen the effectiveness of illegal spoofing and enable carriers to identify illegally spoofed caller ID info even before the calls reach subscribers.
  • American consumers reportedly lose $10 billion annually to fraudulent robocall schemes.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today adopted new rules that require the industry-wide implementation of the STIR/SHAKEN protocol to combat spoofed robocalls. All carriers and phone companies in the U.S. must enable called ID authentication on their networks using STIR/SHAKEN by June 30, 2021.

The new regulatory requirement is aimed at significantly lowering…

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