Another ATIS contribution advancing the industry-driven fight against illegal robocalling.
WASHINGTON, DC – ATIS today announced publication of Enterprise Identity Distributed Ledger Network: Providing Enterprise and Telephone Number Allocation Authentication for Originating Service Provider SHAKEN Attestation. A new specification set forth in the report enables enterprises to establish verifiable credentials for their identity and the telephone numbers they use by applying distributed ledger technology and its cryptographic principles. This work extends the capabilities of Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN), an essential contribution to the industry’s work to mitigate illegal robocalling.
This new specification based on Self-Sovereign identity allows an enterprise to prove its identity to any participant of the VoIP ecosystem. This helps the originating service provider (OSP) authenticate the calling enterprise identity and their right to use an originating telephone number. Once verified and authorized for use, the OSP can apply SHAKEN A-level attestation to the call. This boosts trust for the call recipient that the call is from who it says it is.
“ATIS is conducting some of the industry’s first work to harness the power of distributed ledger technology for ICT industry objectives,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “Ultimately, this new specification will serve to increase the value and integrity of the telephone number for the benefit of enterprises, consumers and service providers.”
Access Enterprise Identity Distributed Ledger Network: Providing Enterprise and Telephone Number Allocation Authentication for Originating Service Provider SHAKEN Attestation in the ATIS White Paper Center.