Please add to this FCC Express Comments on how you and your family and business have suffered from robocalling and robotexting. We all have a duty to help the FCC and Congress understand this remains a significant problem in the US. Here is Mike Rudolph, CTO of YouMail’s request to do that. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7153804139154575360/
Dan Gill’s interview on how Augnet solves AIT (Artificially Inflated Traffic). https://blog.tadsummit.com/2024/01/17/dan-gill-augnet/
Here’s the discussion on problems brands and CSPs are having with TF SMS (800SMS). https://www.linkedin.com/posts/alanquayle_800sms-10dlc-smsspam-activity-7152766935246553089-IUeW
Senate hearing on Protecting Americans from Robocalls. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/alanquayle_protecting-americans-from-robocalls-activity-7153829073524256768-rstF
Moez from Anson Funds liking Johnny’s post https://www.linkedin.com/posts/alanquayle_cpaas-tadsummit-twilio-activity-7154122278786461697-B_1t
Summary of Podcast
Moez Kassam, Anson Funds, Twilio’s activist investor, liked Johnny’s post, see below. This is a good indication that the Syniverse deal did lead to Jeff’s exit.
This is not absolute proof, but shows the importance of the question we’ve been asking since the deal was announced, ‘what did Twilio get for the $750M with Syniverse?’
Jeff must have been trying to get an unfair advantage, being able to pump A2P down P2P in the US market through Syniverse. With all the problems that would have ensued as the carriers discover this and demand Syniverse stop that now. I’d heard the Twilio / Syniverse relationship was fraught last year, this jives with the likely situation.
Also Twilio has moved from blocking TF SMS (800SMS) numbers and campaigns without notice, to notifying CSPs that their main account will the suspended for TF SMS. Traffic seems to be flowing at the moment, but the notices have been sent out. To be ‘zipwhipped’ is now a verb. Brands are screaming at the mess TF SMS has become. Twilio paid $850M for Zipwhip and appears to be claiming this market.
Our request to everyone who listens to this blog is please add to this FCC Express Comments on how you, your family, and business have suffered from robocalling and robotexting. We all have a duty to help the FCC and Congress understand this remains a significant problem. https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express, FCC proceedings code is 02-278. There are people claiming STIR/SHAKEN works as complaints have fallen, the truth is we’re all tired of the ineffective action, and fraud losses continues to rise.
On the robocalling issues check out the Protecting Americans from Robocalls senate hearing – check out Mike Rudolph comments in the video. This is a great case study on why this mess of robocalling will continue 🙁 And also how pissed some of the politicians are on the topic, see Senator Tester‘s disgust at the situation.
Mike Rudolph mentioned identity, but clearly no one else in the room understood what he meant nor its importance. So he then used account, on how all voice providers must share that robocalling ‘account’ and not provide service. Identity is critical to solving this problem. Change is going to have to come from outside this group.
This week’s TADSummit Innovators was with Dan Gill on how Augnet solves AIT (Artificially Inflated Traffic). It’s just like a HLR call. Why hasn’t this been adopted? Johnny used this as a call for the CCA to be the industry’s voice for messaging in North America, given how ineffective the European bookclubs have proven.