FCC tells carriers they must adopt a system to detect scam robocalls by next year

The FCC has come out swinging against robocalls. Ajit Pai, the commission’s chairman, has sent a letter to over a dozen mobile providers in the United States today warning them of action if they don’t implement caller ID authentication by 2019 to prevent automated spoof calls. He’s calling on the carriers to adopt an industry-wide method of preventing these calls from even going through so that the end user doesn’t have to worry about picking up a call that appears suspect. “Carriers need to continue working together to make this happen and I am calling on those falling behind to catch up,” he writes in the letter, adding that “if it does not appear that this system is on track to get up and running next year, then we will take action to make sure that it does.”The system would validate calls that are legitimate across cellular networks. The phone company of the end user will be able to verify that the call is from the person that’s supposedly making it. Spammers normally

FCC tells carriers they must adopt a system to detect scam robocalls by next year

The U.S. Federal Communication Commission is calling on the telecom industry to help put an end to scam robocalls. On Monday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai sent letters to the heads of voice providers, ...

Tue 6 Nov 18 from TechCrunch

Ajit Pai slams Sprint, Charter, and CenturyLink for poor robocall effort

Pai says seven big carriers haven't promised to use new robocall blocking tech.

Tue 6 Nov 18 from Arstechnica

FCC Warns Carriers Of Action If Caller ID Authentication Not Implemented By 2019

The FCC has come out swinging against robocalls. Ajit Pai, the commission’s chairman, has sent a letter to over a dozen mobile providers in the United States today warning them of action ...

Tue 6 Nov 18 from Ubergizmo

FCC warns carriers to do more in the fight against robocalls

The letter was sent to Alphabet, AT&T, Charter Communications, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and others asking for the adoption of an industry-wide call authentication system to combat illegal ...

Tue 6 Nov 18 from Techspot

FCC pushes carriers to implement caller ID authentication by 2019

Even if you don't agree with Ajit Pai's stance on some important issues, you might still want to hear about his latest campaign against robocalls. The FCC chairman has demanded ...

Tue 6 Nov 18 from Engadget

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai calls for an end 'illegal robocalls' - CNET

He wants a system to detect illegally spoofed calls.

Mon 5 Nov 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

U.S. regulator demands companies take action to halt 'robocalls'

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday wrote the chief executives of major telephone service providers and other companies, demanding they launch a system to combat ...

Mon 5 Nov 18 from Reuters Technology

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