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…