Colt Picks Ribbon to Meet Regulatory Mandates in France

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Ribbon Communications Inc., a global provider of real-time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions to many of the world’s largest service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure operators to modernize and protect their networks, today announced that global digital infrastructure company Colt Technology Services (Colt) has selected Ribbon’s STIR/SHAKEN as a Service.

STIR/SHAKEN complements Ribbon’s services Session Border Controller and Policy & Routing Server which are already in use by Colt to ensure caller identity in compliance with French government mandates.

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“Working with Ribbon enables us to meet our regulatory obligations within the required timelines,” said Robin Farnan, Executive Vice President – Operations and Engineering, Colt Technology Services. “By leveraging cloud technologies, we benefit from a fast and seamless deployment while protecting our customers from calls that range from simply annoying to malicious, delivering a more positive customer experience.”

Already deployed within multiple carriers in France and the US, Ribbon’s STIR/SHAKEN is a complete solution designed to meet regulatory compliance requirements for call authentication, signing, verification and certificate management, which can be easily and quickly deployed in service provider networks in order to help ensure caller identity and minimize fraudulent calls. Ribbon’s STIR/SHAKEN as a Service solution leverages Ribbon’s Identity Hub, an innovative, cloud-based platform that enables identity assurance services without the need to deploy on-premises equipment.

“Ribbon is taking a leading position in supporting carriers against the unwanted and even dangerous calls that come with alarming regularity,” said Dan Redington, Ribbon’s Executive Vice President, Global Sales. “We have a longstanding relationship with Colt and are pleased to help them protect their customers in France with our STIR/SHAKEN solution.”