Greensboro, NC — Carolina Digital Phone, a knowledgeable local leader in a cloud-based communications industry, continues to innovate with the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN technology to battle robocalls.
In an effort to restore integrity in the United States public telephone system, the FCC is helping us fight against robocalls through a new set of rules and regulations: STIR/SHAKEN. Simply put, the new regulations help service providers verify whether the number the displayed on the Caller ID is accurate. Helping the callee trust that the call is not a spoofed call.
A recent report from Truecaller reveals phone scams cost Americans over $10 billion dollars per year. While STIR/SHAKEN will not prevent robocalls, it prevents caller ID spoofing. Effectively letting consumers answer more calls you want while avoiding SPAM calls.
So, what exactly is STIR/SHAKEN?
As the newest telephony standards, STIR/SHAKEN enables service providers to verify calls using digital certificates. STIR stands for Secure Telephone Identity Revisited and SHAKEN stands for Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs.
STIR/SHAKEN (or SHAKEN/STIR) is fundamentally aimed at re-establishing trust in the communications ecosystem. While taking a stronger stance against malicious robocalling. Most important of all, it protects consumers against fraud and abuse from robocalling. Carolina Digital Phone uses ClearIP from TransNexus to monitor potentially malicious call activity.