Ribbon Communications just kicked off day one of Perspectives19 and there is a tone of enthusiasm and optimism so far. We sat in a channel session earlier that was quite good – lots of stats and great networking. John Marcurio Senior Vice President Global Channel Marketing did a great job hosting the session.
We heard a rumor that Metaswitch will merge with Ribbon tomorrow – this comes on the heels of the companies deciding to cease patent litigation four days ago.
We will see what happens.
We also ran into Rich Shockey, Chairman of the Board of Directors SIP Forum – he explained tomorrow the House will vote on implementing STIR/SHAKEN to eliminate robocalls.
Here is a summary from the Tansnexus website – Great work from CEO Jim Dalton and his team:
STIR/SHAKEN uses digital certificates, based on common public key cryptography techniques, to ensure the calling number of a telephone call is secure. In simple terms, each telephone service provider obtains their digital certificate from a certificate authority who is trusted by other telephone service providers. The certificate technology enables the called party to verify that the calling number is accurate and has not been spoofed.
Rich says the House could pass this soon, forcing carriers to comply.
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