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How Does the Industry Tackle the Problem of Illegal International Robocalls?

Special Webinar Session

How Does the Industry Tackle the Problem of Illegal International Robocalls?

Monday, July 19, 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT

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The deadlines for implementing STIR/SHAKEN in the US and Canada has accelerated deployments, so the industry turns its attention to resolve the problem of international illegal robocalls.  International regulators, trade groups, and carriers look to extend similar authentication capabilities throughout the world. 

During this session we will discuss latest technical development regarding standards in the international community.

Join this session to understand:

  • The latest industry group developments.
  • Best practices and lessons from what lessons learned in US and Canada.
  • The leading trends in international calling.
  • The most critical next steps to begin to address the robocall problem.
  • The challenges that lay ahead.

Moderated by Jon Peterson, Fellow and VP, Neustar.

Panelists include Philippe Fouquart, Orange, R&D Labs, and Huw Saunders, Director, Network Infrastructure, Ofcom.

Jon Peterson

Mr. Peterson is a Neustar Fellow. He is very active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having served as co-Area Director of the Transport area from 2003 to 2006, and subsequently the Real-time Applications and Infrastructure (RAI) area from 2006 to 2009, and then the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 2009 to 2013.

He has considerable experience in Internet governance and the design of protocol standards. His work has also extended to numerous other standards and technical coordination organizations, including the ITU-T, the Liberty Alliance, and ICANN, where he served on the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. His primary interests are immediate personal communications, geolocation, media delivery, security, and privacy.

More recently, he is known for his work on the STIR standard, the foundational protocol for the STIR/SHAKEN anti-robocalling initiative. Previous to Neustar, Jon worked in the global architecture group at Level3 Communications.

Huw Saunders

Huw has worked in the telecoms industry since 1976 and has a broad range of experience working for vendors, consultancies, and communications providers. He has been at Ofcom since 2012, acting as lead Ofcom Director in engagement with internal and external stakeholders in UK Government (DCMS etc), devolved Nations and elsewhere on telecoms infrastructure investment related policy and projects. He takes responsibility for a number of programs and projects that are predominantly “telco” centric, leveraging his industry experience and knowledge of relevant technologies and operating practices. This includes work on “robocalls” and related consumer scams.

Philippe Fouquart

Philippe Fouquart is Senior Expert in Naming, Numbering & Addressing at the French based global operator Orange and is in charge of coordinating NN&A for network and service design within the Research & Development division of Orange. Philippe is active in a number of industry groups and participates in several national, regional and international bodies responsible for naming, numbering & addressing policies and standards such as the ITU, ETSI and ICANN. He currently serves as rapporteur for the numbering working group in the ITU-T and chairs the Generic Name Supporting Organization in ICANN.

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