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A Successful Pilot: iconectiv, CTIA, Metaswitch and Verizon Address the Benefits of a Centralized Industry Registry for Verifying Voice Calls

Presented at the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN Summit, industry leaders discuss the current state of voice verification and the need for an industry trust engine    

What: Verification of voice calls is critical. Studies show that 71 percent of consumers no longer answer their phone, and 58 percent only answer calls from numbers they recognize. With the ever-growing number of options for enterprises to deliver phone calls, authentication efforts have become complex. Luckily, extensive industry initiatives, including production services and solution pilots, have been successfully implemented.

Telephone companies are increasingly adopting a centralized approach that simplifies verification for the entire ecosystem. Recently, Verizon participated in a proof-of-concept trial with Metaswitch, integrating Registered Caller™—the industry-backed centralized registry for verifying voice calls created by CTIA and iconectiv.

During a one-hour panel, executives from CTIA, iconectiv, Metaswitch and Verizon covered the recent trial, as well as the benefits of a centralized registry to the industry, service providers, enterprises, and consumers.


  • Lulia Barakat, Senior Manager Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon
  • Peter Brown, Director of Product Management, Metaswitch
  • Chris Drake, Chief Technology Officer, iconectiv
  • John Marinho, Vice President of Cybersecurity and Technology, CTIA
  • Jonathan Shulman, Vice President, Business Development, iconectiv

Where: Register here to watch the free replay of the session.