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Telecom News Digest

Here’s what’s been happening in telecom news recently, and a whitepaper on Rich Call Data—an exciting extension of STIR/SHAKEN.

AT&T strengthens robocall prevention
AT&T recently announced three new features to its Call Protect application. These enhancements give subscribers more options for preventing unwanted robocalls. Details here.
New FCC proposed rules would ban Huawei and ZTE
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced proposed rules to protect communications networks from national security threats. The proposed rules aim to prevent eligible companies either from purchasing or continuing to use network equipment from Huawei or ZTE.
FCC denies stay request on their Access Arbitrage Order
The FCC Wireline Competition Bureau denied a stay requested by five petitioners for the recent FCC Access Arbitrage Order. Here’s an overview.
Wangiri telecom fraud activity reported in Canada
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported a recent wave of Wangiri telecom fraud calls to Canadian telephone subscribers in the Montreal area. Here’s what’s happening.
The evolution of the phone call
The conventional wisdom is that younger generations don’t like to talk on the phone—they’d rather text or use social media. Recent research suggests that the phone call isn’t dead—it’s evolving.
TDoS – An emerging threat to businesses
We’ve noticed an uptick in the number of businesses contacting us for help in preventing Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) attacks. Here’s how businesses can be protected against this threat.
New whitepaper: Rich Call Data and STIR/SHAKEN
Rich Call Data builds on STIR/SHAKEN to enhance telephone communications between enterprises and their customers. This will be a game changer, with benefits for service providers, enterprises and their customers.
STIR/SHAKEN Special Offer
Sign up for a free implementation and join other providers protecting their customers from spam robocalls today. Special offer includes STIR/SHAKEN services, authentication and/or verification, on up to 1 million calls for no charge until the STI-PA and STI-CAs are up and running. Details here.

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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