Be part of this collaborative initiative addressing one of the voice network’s most important challenges. The RFP is a major step in advancing the work to help consumers once again answer their phones with confidence.
The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) Board, operating under the auspices of ATIS, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the STI Policy Administrator (STI-PA), a critical role in industry efforts to mitigate unwanted robocalling. Responses are due February 4, 2019. The STI-PA will apply and enforce the rules as defined by the STI-GA to put the SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) framework into action. SHAKEN specifies a practical mechanism for service providers to implement the IETF’s STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) protocol to authenticate calls and let consumers know that the information displayed on their caller ID is accurate. It also alerts them when that may not be the case. This RFP release completes a critical deliverable set by the FCC North American Numbering Council (NANC) Call Authentication Trust Anchor Working Group (CATA WG).
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, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, 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.