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It’s not often that a federal law passes in the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority vote of 417 to 3, and in the Senate by a simple voice vote. The TRACED Act was passed to target robocallers and set a precedent for phone carriers to implement STIR/SHAKEN, along with other robocall reducing measures.

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In response to a request by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Telo is working with Somos and First Orion to support the US government's efforts to address the novel Coronavirus pandemic. When calls originate from specified government-run toll-free hotlines, including the initial phone lines for COVID-19 test results (“Results Center”), they will be identified with name information displayed on the telephone, across hundreds of telephone carriers, increasing the answer rate of important calls by consumers.

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Unidentified numbers showing up on consumer phones are now considered spam -- it’s that simple. No one trusts an unidentified call anymore, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look at some numbers that show how robodialing has become an epidemic in the communications space.

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Not everything touted as CNAM is actually network CNAM. Providing real network CNAM requires relationships and connectivity to all the authoritative SNCCs that store carrier supplied values associated with each telephone number. Traditional network CNAM also means that, when there is a value stored by the carrier which provides the service for that phone number, the SNCC storing the name value is queried in real-time. At times this may vary in terms of price per query, because each authoritative database storing the CNAM values have different contractual arrangements with each provider.

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The Caller ID product is advanced. Everything else is simple.