Back in October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dropped the names of 7 voice providers at risk of getting penalized for violating its anti-robocall efforts. In a report released by The Engadget today, the regulator has cut off one of the providers for allegedly failing to meet its requirements.
The FCC has removed Global UC from other networks and is no longer in its Robocall Mitigation Database. This means that other carriers are forced to stop accepting traffic from it.
It has actually been a while since the FCC took action against violators. For years, the Commission set a deadline for carriers to use its STIR/SHAKEN measures by the end of June 2021. And it told providers to start blocking companies who failed to do so after September 28, 2021.
According to the report, other offenders may face punishment too but there’s no word yet on when that will happen. The regulator is in the process of reviewing responses from the firms it warned in October.
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