Oct 14, 2011
Trusted, Neutral Local Number Portability Administrator Applauds Initiation of the NPAC Procurement Process
STERLING, Va. -- Neustar, Inc., (NYSE: NSR), the nation's Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), today applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the North American Numbering Council's (NANC) working group and the North American Portability Management, LLC (NAPM LLC) on the release of the Request for Information (RFI) as part of the process for the selection of the vendor to serve as the LNPA when the current contract expires in June 2015. Neustar remains committed to competing in the procurement process, and ultimately renewing its contract.
"We appreciate the hard work of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the LNPA Selection Working Group (SWG) and the NAPM LLC's Future of the NPAC (FONPAC) subcommittee associated with today's release of the Request for Information (RFI) in connection with the LNPA selection process," said Steve Edwards, Senior Vice President, Carrier Services, Neustar, Inc. "Neustar welcomes the opportunity to compete in this procurement building on our demonstrated track record of providing trusted, neutral and reliable portability services that have enabled competition, innovation, and consumer choice in the rapidly-changing communications marketplace."
As the LNPA, Neustar runs the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), the national telephone number registry service that enables the routing of calls to ported numbers. Neustar assisted the communications industry in implementing wireline number portability in 1997, wireless number portability in 2003, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) number portability in 2007.