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Here you will find the latest information regarding CST-GA and SITR/SHAKEN implementation in Canada

The Canadian Secure Token Governance Authority Inc. (CST-GA), in partnership with Neustar Information Services, Inc. (Neustar), has launched the Canadian-based infrastructure and website for eligible carriers to register and join CST-GA and to participate in the Secure Telephone Identity (STI) call authentication ecosystem using STIR/SHAKEN.

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FCC Adopts 2nd Report and Order

The new rules require voice service providers to either upgrade their non-IP networks to IP and implement STIR/SHAKEN, or work to develop a non-IP caller ID authentication solution. They also require intermediate providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN so that IP calls retain caller ID authentication throughout the call path. And the new rules prohibit carriers from adding a line item to the bills of consumers and small businesses for caller ID authentication technology.

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TELUS facilitated a successful demonstration of the emerging call verification technology STIR/SHAKEN, for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). STIR/SHAKEN or Secure Telephony Identity Revisited/Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs, is a technology used to validate calling numbers and identify falsified (or “spoofed”) calling numbers frequently associated with nuisance calls, including fraud attempts.

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Eligibility

Become a Member

Any Canadian Carrier, with a current year DCS and direct access to Canadian Telephone Numbers can participate in the call authentication scheme.