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Media Advisory: Mitigation Techniques for Unwanted Robocalls: Updates on ATIS and Other Key Industry Initiatives – An ATIS Webinar

Media Advisory: Mitigation Techniques for Unwanted Robocalls: Updates on ATIS and Other Key Industry Initiatives – An ATIS Webinar

WASHINGTON — Sept. 27, 2016 —

What: ATIS is playing an important role in the coordinated industry work on techniques to prevent and reduce the impact of Caller ID spoofing and related robocalling. Our work starts with the context that a layered approach, similar to that used in cybersecurity efforts, provides the flexibility to respond to these evolving threats, and notes that mandating a single “solution” to Caller ID spoofing would be counterproductive. In this webinar, Mitigation Techniques for Unwanted Robocalls, you will learn about practical mitigation techniques the industry is developing to provide the consumer with useful tools to reduce unwanted robocalls, highlighting ATIS’ contributions to these key initiatives. It will also provide an update on:

  • ATIS/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force: SHAKEN
  • ATIS Testbed
  • 3GPP

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Background: Not all robocalls are spoofed, and not all spoofed calls are robocalls. Consequently, a simple and complete ban is not a reasonable approach. There are legitimate uses for both robocalls and Caller ID spoofing. However, illegitimate Caller ID spoofing increases the impact of fraudulent robocalls and undermines techniques to block unwanted calls. Reducing illegitimate Caller ID spoofing will not by itself eliminate unwanted and fraudulent calls, but it will clearly help consumers. This ATIS webinar updates you on the leading-edge work that is contributing to this goal.


  • Martin Dolly, Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
  • Gary Richenaker, Principal Solutions Architect, iconectiv
  • Chris Wendt, Director and Principal Lead Architect, IP Communications, Comcast
  • Moderator – Jim McEachern, Senior Technology Consultant, ATIS


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 most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, 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.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit

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