Do not be surprised if customers start abandoning the use of phone numbers to exclusively rely on OTT voice services instead.
A country cannot make rules for others if it cannot agree consistent rules within its own borders.
Nuisance robocalls have fallen in the USA as billions of voice calls are now blocked automatically.
The widespread adoption of origin based pricing in Europe is effectively a stealth tax that further encourages customers to switch to OTT services.
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 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.