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Telecom News Digest

Today is a big day for telecom news and call authentication with SHAKEN/STIR. And we have a free webinar next Tuesday on the growing dangers of TDoS (Telephony Denial of Service) attacks and how to prevent them. Read on!

U.S. SHAKEN Governance Authority announces SHAKEN go live
The U.S. Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) today announced Certificate Authority approvals and the live date for the Policy Administrator to begin support as the trust anchor for STIR/SHAKEN processing. Here’s what they said.
TransNexus Approved by the STI Policy Administrator as a SHAKEN Certification Authority
We’ve been approved to be a Certification Authority for SHAKEN/STIR. In this roke, we can provide certificates for any authorized service provider who needs them. Here’s the announcement.
Webinar – How to protect against TDoS attacks
Telephony Denial of Service attacks have been increasing at a startling pace, with devastating effects on businesses and enterprises. We’re hosting a webinar with TelcoBridges to explain why this is happening and what can be done to prevent it.
Pai and Scott make first official cross-border call using STIR/SHAKEN
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott completed the first official cross-border call using STIR/SHAKEN call authentication. Here’s what they said after.
Canadian regulator announcements on STIR/SHAKEN
The CRTC announced stepped up efforts to combat spoofed calls. The Canadian regulator issued three regulatory statements. Here’s an overview.
Pallone-Thune TRACED Act passes the U.S. House
Robocall legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 417–3. Here’s what’s next.
Pallone-Thune TRACED Act text released
The text for the merged legislation was released, and there’s a lot to take in. Take note, it would mandate call authentication in non-IP networks too. We summarized it for you.
Eric Burger joins White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Former CTO with the FCC will look after the telecom and cybersecurity portfolio.
T-Mobile, Comcast, Inteliquent announce STIR/SHAKEN across three networks
The announcement represents further progress in attaining readiness for caller ID authentication and verification in the battle against unwanted robocalls. Highlights.

We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions about these news items or other topics we can help you with.

Best regards,

Donald St. Denis

Fraud prevention | Robocall prevention | TDoS prevention | STIR/SHAKEN

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