FCC accelerates STIR/SHAKEN deadlines

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Thu May 20 15:39:18 UTC 2021

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to accelerate the 
STIR/SHAKEN deadlines for certain small IP voice service provider networks 
to no later than June 30, 2022. Large IP VSP networks had a deadline of 
June 30, 2021.

Shockingly (I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in 
here) the commission found a subset of small voice service providers 
appear to be originating a large and increasing quantity of illegal 

According to the FCC NPRM, a March 2021 report released by Transaction 
Network Services, a provider of call analytics, found that the problem of 
robocalls originated by certain smaller voice service providers has 
gotten worse: by the end of 2020, "[a]lmost 95% of high risk calls 
originate from non-Tier-1 telephone resources, up 3% from last year."

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