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ATIS Advances Understanding of Illegal Robocalls and How to Counter Them

ATIS Advances Understanding of Illegal Robocalls and How to Counter Them

WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced release of Robocalling and Communication ID Spoofing: Better Understanding Illicit and Unwanted Calls and How to Counter Them. Employing a holistic approach, the report provides an overview of the wide range of malicious robocalling and spamming techniques as well as the broad industry solutions in action to mitigate them.

The analysis dives deep into the roles, needs and challenges of different robocalling stakeholders and sheds light on the illegal robocalling industry. It discusses the impacts of illegal robocalling, success criteria in addressing the problem as well as relevant metrics.

Recognizing that there are no “silver bullets” in terms of solutions, ATIS explains why the industry must continue to deploy an ongoing multifaceted and flexible approach. The goal is to maximize the effectiveness of mitigation efforts, while minimizing the blocking of calls that consumers want and businesses depend on to carry out their work.

“As unwanted robocalling techniques continue to evolve, constant innovation is the only way to counter emerging threats,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “SHAKEN deployment must advance. There is also a need for additional monitoring and mitigation techniques. This report provides essential groundwork for these efforts.”

To address the needs identified in the report, Better Understanding Illicit and Unwanted Calls and How to Counter Them contains recommendations for future action by ATIS and other organizations, as well as a listing of U.S. and global regulators working diligently on the issue.


About ATIS
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 6G, 5G, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, 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.

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Marcella Wolfe, Manager – Public Relations and Marketing Communications, ATIS