Cable & Telecom

CTS 2021: STIR/SHAKEN to “re-establish trust in voice calling”

By Lynn Greiner TORONTO - At the Canadian Telecom Summit on Wednesday, Neustar’s senior vice-president of communications solutions, Jimmy Garvert (above), provided an update on the status of STIR/SHAKEN, the caller ID authentication framework for the Internet Protocol (IP) portion of voice networks, which will be mandated in Canada as of Dec. 1. Neustar, which has long run the number portability platform in Canada, has more recently become policy administrator and main certificate authority for the new evolution of the SHAKEN framework, call authentication. “This amazing ecosystem that’s been built over the years is no longer trusted,” Garvert said. “It’s...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.