ATIS Advances Enterprise Identity of Distributed Ledger for Authenticated Caller Use Cases

WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced publication of a new report Enterprise Identity on Distributed Ledger for Authenticated Caller Use Cases (ATIS-I-0000076).  The report comes out of ATIS’ Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Project, which is harnessing key aspects of DLT innovation to address real-world challenges facing today’s communications industry.  The basic idea behind the “enterprise identity use case” that ATIS has identified is to study how DLT and its cryptographic principles can be applied to combat illegal robocalling and caller ID spoofing of telephone calls. This use case will provide a verified enterprise identity that will enable communication service providers to attest that an originating enterprise is authorized to place calls with an allocated telephone number.

When a number is allocated to a verified enterprise, the intended purpose of the call is registered in the distributed ledger. This serves a very important purpose of conveying to the consumer the reason for the call.  Consider a call center that’s originating calls on behalf of an enterprise, using third-party calling platforms and multiple originating service providers for a short-term calling campaign — a product recall, for example. The insights in this new ATIS report specifically address the issues associated with the attestation of a telephone number in enterprise multi-homing scenarios where the originating service providers are not the allocation provider of the telephone number used.

“This attestation is especially difficult – and valuable – in complex multi-party calling scenarios,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.  “This ATIS resource offers the first-ever description of how to use DLT to provide enterprise identity verification to authenticate originating party caller information in IP communication networks. It is another example of how ATIS is advancing the opportunities inherent in DLT innovation to help our members advance their business objectives.”  

Access Enterprise Identity on Distributed Ledger for Authenticated Caller Use Cases (ATIS-I-0000076) in the ATIS White Paper Center.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

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