We exist in a purpose-built competitive industry limited by regulatory oversight burdened with political constraints. There is a lack of focus and interest in the competition required to deliver the end-to-end solution capable of fulfilling the desired outcome the FCC has set out to create. The STIR/SHAKEN initiative began almost 20 years ago, and the resolution becomes more complex with time. Without this end-to-end solution, our competitive telecom industry will remain in a state of complacency and the desired goal of a level playing field will fail.
While our industry continues to grow and thrive, our competitive landscape becomes dominated by the few who work toward building their private ecosystem that becomes their competitive advantage; our purpose-built competitive industry will suffer as a result.