ATIS Robocalling Testbed

The ATIS Robocalling Testbed, exclusively hosted by the Neustar Trust Lab, serves as the industry interoperability test facility to validate the effectiveness of caller authentication standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and ATIS. Specifically, ATIS developed “Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs” (SHAKEN) as an implementation framework for service providers to better combat robocalls and call spoofing on IP-based networks.

The Neustar Trust Lab serves as the virtual industry testbed for communications service providers, equipment manufacturers and software suppliers to remotely test solutions developed for the SHAKEN framework. Participants in the testbed collaborate to test against applicable ATIS standards. Neustar provides technical support for the relevant connectivity information, representative network configuration, its SHAKEN software functionality and supported test scenarios amongst participants. The virtual test environment removes obstacles and accelerates the validation of caller authentication standards. The facility supports extensive call tracing which helps quickly troubleshoot during testing sessions. Through Neustar’s content collaboration platform, detailed call traces are shared in almost real time and test results are formally published, summarized and shared at various levels.

Any service provider with an assigned Operating Company Number (OCN), as maintained by the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA), is eligible to participate. Participation is free of charge. Other parties, testing in cooperation with an eligible service provider, may also participate if they have solutions relevant to the SHAKEN framework available to test.

If you have any questions about the ATIS Robocalling Testbed, please contact Brent Struthers.


Resources

FCC Report on Robocalls

"SHAKEN 101: Mitigating Illegal Robocalling and Caller ID Scams" — an ATIS Webinar. On-demand viewing | Presentation slides

SIPNOC Robocall Summit Presentation: Progress Report on the ATIS Robocalling Testbed

FCC News: Chairman Pai calls on industry to adopt anti-spoofing Protocols to help consumers combat scam robocalls

White Paper: The Testbeds Focus Group — Test Plans and Observed Results (ATIS-I-0000067)


ATIS Caller Authentication Standards

Joint ATIS/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force

Signature-Based Handling of Asserted Information Using toKENS (SHAKEN)

Signature-Based Handling of Asserted Information Using toKENs (SHAKEN): Governance Model and Certificate Management

Technical Report on a Framework for Display of Verified Caller ID

Technical Report on SHAKEN API for a Centralized Signing and Signature Validation Server

Technical Report on Operational and Management Considerations for SHAKEN STI Certification Authorities and Policy Administrators

ATIS Next Generation Interconnection Interoperability Forum (NGIIF)

Interoperability Standards between Next Generation Networks (NGN) for Signature-Based Handling of Asserted information Using Tokens (SHAKEN)