Major carriers have implemented FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN protocols
When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its STIR/SHAKEN protocols, they set a deadline for the major wireless providers to implement those standards by June 30, 2021. The good news is, the three major carriers in the country have fully complied with the deadline and are now awaiting their certificate of completion.
This week, T-Mobile announced that they are now fully compliant with the protocols set by the FCC. They also filed for the certification to prove that their customers are protected against scammers.
The same announcement was also made by Verizon Wireless just before the deadline date. On the other hand, AT&T revealed that they met the deadline and filed for the certification on June 29th.
Meanwhile, the smaller carriers in the country do not yet have to worry about implementing these protocols. The FCC has implemented a June 30, 2023 deadline for small carriers with less than 100,000 subscribers.
Now that these protocols have been implemented by the large carriers, the number of robocalls in the country will hopefully be reduced in a drastic number. Even though it will not completely eradicate the problem, it will still see a significant help in reducing robocalls and scam callers.