Nearly 400 service providers are now participating in SHAKEN, an essential means for advancing industry’s goal of mitigating illegal robocalling. Still, the ATIS Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA)
is focused on growing participation in the SHAKEN ecosystem and on ensuring the SHAKEN framework is funded through 2022.
Greater provider participation means more calls are being authenticated. This means a reduction in illegal caller ID spoofing in the U.S.
The STI-GA recently launched new functionality, expanding caller ID authentication reach with the use of delegate certificates and allowing Resp Orgs, the companies responsible for assigning toll-free telephone numbers, to directly join the SHAKEN ecosystem.
Delegate certificates allow providers to better determine the proper level of “attestation” for a call, or a caller’s right to use a certain phone number, for providers that choose to use them. Allowing Resp Orgs to directly join the SHAKEN ecosystem creates a path for entities that use toll-free numbers to receive the top level of attestation for outbound calls. Moving forward, the STI-GA and other ATIS fora will actively continue to refine the industry-driven means to combat illegal robocalling.