While carriers are rolling out new features intended to protect consumers, some businesses may see side effects. New enhanced caller ID and call blocking features being implemented are intended to help consumers identify verified calls before answering.
With increased regulations, call centers are having a harder time adapting and compete. Call spoofing and erroneous phone number flags are among the latest issues call centers have to deal with. Monitoring your numbers is key to protecting your reputation.
The UK has decided to remove its PSTN system all together in favor of VoIP solutions. While this may prove cost effective and allow faster and clearer alls, there are a myriad of challenges that also must be tackled to accomplish this feat.
Everyone hates unwanted calls, but calls to the wrong numbers are just as frustrating. The FCC is mandating the creation of the Reassigned Number Database to help these issues. Companies can scrub their lists to remove numbers that have been recently disconnected or reassigned.
Part of the call authentication features in STIR/SHAKEN is the implementation of attestation ratings in a phone call. This will help carriers identify the legitimacy of a caller's origin and authorize their use of the phone number and caller ID made on outbound calls.