[VoiceOps] Outsourcing STIR/SHAKEN Setup

Jared Geiger jared at compuwizz.net
Wed Sep 2 14:27:19 EDT 2020

If we purchase our numbers through wholesalers, would we need delegated
certificates if we are sending an outbound call through a vendor that is
not the wholesaler we got the number from?

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 7:22 AM Dave Frigen <dfrigen at wabash.net> wrote:

> There is a STIR-SHAKEN process of registering and testing with the Policy
> Administrator (PA) as a certified Service Provider (SP) before you can
> purchase SHAKEN token certificates from a Certificate Authority (CA) and
> begin to engage in using the technology. This is not a walk in the park.
> Transnexus is one of two public CA's in the U.S. today. They are experts on
> the subject and can help you through both processes. In order to get the
> best call attestation you must prove to the PA and CA that you are a bono
> fide service provider and not a bad-acting enterprise on a network that
> deserves lesser attestation levels.
> One of the registration requirements is a SP 's access to valid national
> phone number pools. This has been very confusing for some resale providers
> that purchase and use numbers from wholesalers only. If your organization
> does not have it's own numbering resources, you can register using your
> wholesale provider's numbering pool data. Don't assume you have to register
> with the FCC and possess your own pool of numbers to become a registered
> SHAKEN ROBO call mitigation is a new frontier, and obtaining the best
> attestation level possible for a SP is essential to the SP and the SHAKEN
> ecosystem. Register and test for the best attestation level possible.
> Transnexus is a seasoned expert on the subject and a U.S. registered CA
> with
> the PA.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: VoiceOps <voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org> On Behalf Of Mary Lou Carey
> Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:36 PM
> To: Dovid Bender <dovid at telecurve.com>
> Cc: Voiceops.org <voiceops at voiceops.org>
> Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Outsourcing STIR/SHAKEN Setup
> I'm a Carrier Consultant who's been helping CLEC, IXC, Paging, Wireless and
> VOIP carriers install and maintain their PSTN networks for the the last 20
> years. I can help clients get their FCC Certification to become a
> STIR/SHAKEN carrier as well as Numbering Resources, NPAC / LSR training,
> etc
> (if you need those pieces). Once my clients get their certification, I
> refer
> them to TransNexus. Jim and his team can help you with the process of
> turning your STIR/SHAKEN services up.
> BackUP Telecom Consulting
> Office: 615-791-9969
> Cell: 615-796-1111
> On 2020-08-31 05:37 AM, Dovid Bender wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that get us everything
> > needed for STIR/SHAKEN setup? By setup I mean helping us file to get a
> > cert etc. From the small research I have done there is a lot of
> > fragmented information out there and it would be easier for us to pay
> > someone else to do this then invest our own time to take care of this.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Dovid
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