WASHINGTON — Jan. 5, 2017 — ATIS today announced it is working with Canadian communication companies to enhance collaboration and share knowledge on unlawful caller ID spoofing and robocalling. While ATIS has been working on mitigation techniques for some time, the need for a unified, cross-border effort was highlighted by the recent FCC agreement with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that commits the two agencies to cooperation to combat unlawful robocalling.
“Technology knows no borders, and ATIS is where the ICT industry has come together to mitigate the challenges posed by caller ID spoofing and robocalling,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “Representing the North American ICT ecosystem, ATIS offers a technology-focused view that is providing both communications service providers and policy makers the tools they need to address the problem.”
ATIS’ expanded role with Canadian operators and the CRTC is similar to the one it plays with U.S. service providers and the FCC. Working uniquely at the intersection where technology impacts policy, ATIS is well-positioned and looking forward to this cross-border engagement for a common industry good.
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 most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, 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.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.