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Revised as of July 30, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 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
(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
(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
[ 85 FR 22043 , Apr. 21, 2020, as amended at 85 FR 73394 , Nov. 17, 2020]
Goto Section: 64.6219 | 64.6301
Goto Year: 2020 |
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