Goto Section: 64.6219 | 64.6301 | Table of Contents

FCC 64.6300
Revised as of July 30, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  64.6300   Definitions.

   (a) Authenticate caller identification information. The term
   “authenticate caller identification information” refers to the process
   by which a voice service provider attests to the accuracy of caller
   identification information transmitted with a call it originates.

   (b) Caller identification information. The term “caller identification
   information” has the same meaning given the term “caller identification
   information” in 47 CFR 64.1600(c) as it currently exists or may
   hereafter be amended.

   (c) Foreign voice service provider. The term “foreign voice service
   provider” refers to any entity providing voice service outside the
   United States that has the ability to originate voice service that
   terminates in a point outside that foreign country or terminate voice
   service that originates from points outside that foreign country.

   (d) Governance Authority. The term “Governance Authority” refers to the
   Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority, the entity that
   establishes and governs the policies regarding the issuance,
   management, and revocation of Service Provider Code (SPC) tokens to
   intermediate providers and voice service providers.

   (e) Industry traceback consortium. The term “industry traceback
   consortium” refers to the consortium that conducts private-led efforts
   to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls as selected by
   the Commission pursuant to § 64.1203.

   (f) Intermediate provider. The term “intermediate provider” means any
   entity that carriers or processes traffic that traverses or will
   traverse the PSTN at any point insofar as that entity neither
   originates nor terminates that traffic.

   (g) Robocall Mitigation Database. The term “Robocall Mitigation
   Database” refers to a database accessible via the Commission's website
   that lists all entities that make filings pursuant to § 64.6305(b).

   (h) SIP call. The term “SIP call” refers to calls initiated,
   maintained, and terminated using the Session Initiation Protocol
   signaling protocol.

   (i) SPC token. The term “SPC token” refers to the Service Provider Code
   token, an authority token validly issued to an intermediate provider or
   voice service provider that allows the provider to authenticate and
   verify caller identification information consistent with the
   STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework in the United States.

   (j) STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework. The term “STIR/SHAKEN
   authentication framework” means the secure telephone identity revisited
   and signature-based handling of asserted information using tokens

   (k) Verify caller identification information. The term “verify caller
   identification information” refers to the process by which a voice
   service provider confirms that the caller identification information
   transmitted with a call it terminates was properly authenticated.

   (l) Voice service. The term “voice service”—

   (1) Means any service that is interconnected with the public switched
   telephone network and that furnishes voice communications to an end
   user using resources from the North American Numbering Plan or any
   successor to the North American Numbering Plan adopted by the
   Commission under section 251(e)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934,
   as amended; and

   (2) Includes—

   (i) Transmissions from a telephone facsimile machine, computer, or
   other device to a telephone facsimile machine; and

   (ii) Without limitation, any service that enables real-time, two-way
   voice communications, including any service that requires internet
   Protocol-compatible customer premises equipment and permits out-bound
   calling, whether or not the service is one-way or two-way voice over
   internet Protocol.

   [ 85 FR 22043 , Apr. 21, 2020, as amended at  85 FR 73394 , Nov. 17, 2020]


Goto Section: 64.6219 | 64.6301

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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