As a Voice Service Provider, How Has the FCC’s Updated Deadline on STIR/SHAKEN Compliance Affected Your Business?

A few months ago, the FCC released a public notice reminding non-facilities-based “small voice service providers”, that they must implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework in their Internet Protocol networks no later than June 30, 2022.

Is this a surprise to you? Well perhaps, considering a 2 year extension was granted to small VPS (those with 100,000 or fewer voice access lines) from the original deadline of June 30th, 2021. So why the sudden change in deadline? What happened was an overwhelming amount of robocalls were observed to be originating from these small VSP from the time that deadline was announced, so much so, the FCC decided to cut the extension by 1 year, significantly moving up the deadline.

In summary, as a small voice service provider you are no longer subject to a two year extension and must update your certifications and associated filings in the Robocal Mitigation Database (RMD) and implement the authentication framework by June 30, 2022 (which of course has passed at this point in time) or be subject to ”appropriate enforcement action” by the FCC.

We know that it’s a lot of work, time, and money spent to become compliant. To implement STIR/SHAKEN into your voice network, you’ll likely need to provision a cost-prohibitive session border controller (SBC) or a SIP proxy, which can significantly alter the way you route traffic to your partners. This can create unexpected consequences for you, such as billing, for instance, not to mention the network maintenance and monitoring that’s required for these new points of failure.

The deadline for compliance has already passed for non-facilities-based providers. Don’t risk waiting for the FCC to contact you and be put under extreme pressure. We have a Zero-maintenance call signing solution for you!

VI Communication Services’ Call Signing Services help you become compliant, simply by sending your phone calls to our voice network. On our side, we will provision a dedicated server to host your unique certificate and sign calls on your behalf, using the attestation rules that you yourself configured. That’s all! No additional hardware or network maintenance required. We take care of everything for you so that you can focus on running your business. View our product slick.

Learn more about our Call Signing Service today. We are sure it will save your business the unwanted hassle of STIR/SHAKEN compliance!

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