Nuisance robocalls have fallen in the USA as billions of voice calls are now blocked automatically.
Jeffrey Ross, COO of GBSD Technologies, explained why he expects all telcos will work together to prevent the spoofing of caller IDs.
T-Mobile US, Comcast and Inteliquent say they have achieved a global first by using a digital signature to validate the origin of a call routed across three networks.
The Federal Communications Commission voted to extend existing regulations so they can also pursue wrongdoers sending SMS messages or originating calls from outside the USA.
To prevent spoofing of caller IDs, the US needs competent organizations to issue digital certificates to telcos.
The growth in robocalling and associated fraud has prompted serious consumer protection initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic.
The telco is being sued for not blocking threatening calls where the originating number was shown as ‘0000’.
The FCC has given US telcos until November 19th to explain when they will implement SHAKEN/STIR digital certificates for voice calls.
The FCC imposes a USD82mn fine on a marketeer who made 21mn illegal robocalls and seeks another large fine for a firm that hid behind the numbers of innocent people.
Regulators in the USA want tech and comms companies to develop new ways to prevent illegal automated calls that result in billions of dollars of fraud each year.