The ATIS Robocalling Testbed, hosted by the Neustar Trust Lab, serves as the industry interoperability test facility to validate the effectiveness of caller authentication standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and ATIS. Specifically, ATIS developed "Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs" (SHAKEN) as an implementation framework for service providers to better combat robocalls and call spoofing on IP-based networks.
Any service provider with an assigned Operating Company Number (OCN), as maintained by the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA), is eligible to participate. Other parties, such as equipment manufacturers, may participate if they have solutions relevant to the SHAKEN framework available to test.
All Robocalling Testbeds participants have signed the ATIS Testbeds NDA. A list of signees can be found here: http://www.atis.org/01_topsc/Docs/Testbeds_NDA_Signatories.pdf.
To learn more about the ATIS Robocalling Testbed and how to participate, visit: neustar.biz/atis-testbed.
Other ATIS Robocalling Initiatives
ATIS has a multifaceted approach to addressing robocalling, focusing on strategic, technical and operational elements of this important issue. The six-month report of the industry’s Robocalling Strike Force [hyperlink] includes information on relevant ATIS work as of April 2017. For more information about ATIS work programs on this topic or to learn how to participate in this work, please contact:
- Robocall Testbed and Testbeds Focus Group -- Yvonne Reigle, ATIS Director of Strategic Initiatives (email@example.com)
- INC and NGIIF -- Jackie Wohlgemuth, ATIS Manager of Global Standards Development (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- PTSC -- Steve Barclay, ATIS Director of Global Standards Development (email@example.com)
- ATIS SIP Forum Joint IP-NNI Task Force -- Jim McEachern, ATIS Senior Technology Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org)