2019 ended with a flurry of big telecom news.
The TRACED Act passed in the Senate and was signed into law on Dec 30. It mandates STIR/SHAKEN for IP networks and “reasonable measures to implement an effective call authentication framework in the non-internet protocol networks of the provider of voice service.” (emphasis added)
STIR/SHAKEN has been gaining momentum for a while—no surprise there. But what about the part in bold, the non-IP thing?
It could be Out-of-Band STIR, a way of sending the SHAKEN identity token separately across the internet. Then it wouldn’t matter what kind of network segments are used for call transit—SIP, TDM, whatever. Call authentication for everyone.
2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year.
Here are highlights of recent telecom news stories that launch us into 2020: