Telecom companies that are reluctant to introduce anti-robocall measures could soon face harsh penalties in the US. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now plans to remove seven voice service providers from its Robocall Mitigation Database for failing to comply with required anti-spam efforts, such as: B. Implementing STIR/SHAKEN call authentication to prevent spoofing. Companies have 14 days to “show reason” why they should not be removed. If they don’t, all their customers will be blocked from calls. In fact, their voice deals have ended.
Companies include Akabis, Cloud4, Global UC, Horizon Technology, Morse Communications, Sharon Telephone and SW Arkansas. In all cases, the companies have not disclosed their anti-robocall plans even after the FCC warned them of violations. The FCC determined that STIR/SHAKEN is required for any provider with an IP-based network, and those without IP still need to show they mitigate illegal robocalls.
The FCC required all carriers to use STIR/SHAKEN by the end of June 2021. Big carriers like AT&T and Verizon (the former owner of Engadget) quickly adopted the technology. Small providers received extensions, but only so long as they detailed how they would limit robocalls.
Distances are unlikely to stem the spam call tide much. However, the FCC’s move (along with a campaign by attorneys general) could discourage telecom companies that either skimp on fending off automated calls or knowingly profit from scammers and telemarketers.
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