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Businesses Now Authorized to Leverage Number Porting Information for Fraud Mitigation and Risk Assessment
08/21/2019

Mobile phone numbers now rival social security and driver license numbers as the personal identifier that consumers use to register for products and services. That ubiquity makes mobile numbers an attractive and powerful tool for identity thieves, who stole $14.7 billion in 2018 from 14.4 million U.S. consumers.

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Bolster Investigation Efficacy with Enhanced Law Enforcement Platform (ELEP)
05/10/2019

When it comes to investigations, timeliness matters. The Enhanced Law Enforcement Platform (ELEP) allows you to securely look up telephone numbers and view porting history dating back to 2004 to identify the service provider of record for phone numbers. Sourced from the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), the data can be accessed via a web-based interface or application programming interface (API). ELEP supports telephone number searches by range and specific number.

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Quickly Access the Critical Information You Need to Accelerate Criminal Investigations
04/18/2019

Those in law enforcement know that ensuring data accuracy and working quickly to solve investigations in a timely manner is critical. It can be frustrating when delays in seemingly simple tasks, like accessing phone records, hold up the process due to missing or inaccurate information.

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Investigations Get Easier with Phone Number Data Available at the Fingertips of Law Enforcement
02/19/2019

Law enforcement agencies are under pressure to solve investigations quickly, with limited resources. Seemingly simple tasks—like accessing phone records—requires agents and officers to know the service provider of the phone number being investigated before they can subpoena the records, sacrificing valuable time in the process.

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Enhanced Law Enforcement Platform (ELEP)
01/18/2019

The Enhanced Law Enforcement Platform (ELEP) is a subscription-based online service that allows you to gather information on up to 100 telephone numbers per query and provides additional features. Features include, web-based interface or API integration, telephone number searches by range and specific number, as well as, historical porting information

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Numbering Data at Your Fingertips
12/13/2018

Criminal investigations can hinge on tracking down telephone information and criminals know it. They will often take advantage of number portability to evade detection, swapping telephones and numbers from one service provider to another. Fortunately, the nation's Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), managed by iconectiv, is a central, common and authoritative database that law enforcement and public safety agencies rely on to retrieve critical numbering information.

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NAPM Announces Completion of Transition to iconectiv as Nation’s New Local Number Portability Administrator
05/29/2018

Massive Multi-Year Telecom Infrastructure Project Successfully Completed On Schedule

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The Federal Communications Commission announced the successful completion of the transition to the new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), Telcordia Technologies, doing business as iconectiv
05/29/2018

The LNPA operates the system that allows consumers to keep their telephone numbers when they switch communications service providers, thereby promoting consumer choice and competition among those companies.

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iconectiv Completes Final Regional Transition to Modern, Cost-Effective, Secure NPAC
05/21/2018

Weekend Marks Successful Cutover for Southwest, Western, and West Coast NPAC Regions

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What Service Providers, Service Bureaus and Providers of Telecom-Related Services Need to Know About the iconectiv NPAC Customer Portal
05/14/2018

All registered users of the iconectiv Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) are encouraged to log in to the iconectiv NPAC Customer Portal before the final NPAC regional transition on May 20, 2018.

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Are You Ready? The iconectiv U.S. NPAC Transition Checklist
05/10/2018

On May 20, 2018, the Southwest, Western and West Coast Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) Regions will transition to iconectiv, marking the last regional cutover.

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iconectiv Announces Cutover of Three Regional NPAC Systems
05/07/2018

Second Successful Regional Transition to iconectiv NPAC Includes Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest NPAC Regions

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iconectiv Announces Cutover of First Regional NPAC System
04/09/2018

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for the United States, announced the successful transition of the Southeast Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) Region to iconectiv on April 8, 2018.

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Services for Law Enforcement Agencies and Marketers Successfully Transition to iconectiv
03/05/2018

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for the United States, announced the successful transition of services providing telephone number identification and porting information to law enforcement, public safety agencies and businesses that must comply with the nation’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The services successfully transitioned on March 4, 2018.

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What you need to know about the NPAC Transition
02/09/2018

The Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) is the system used to facilitate number porting in the U.S. for wireline, wireless, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers.

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iconectiv Launches Transition Website for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies
01/15/2018

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, announced the launch of an informational website to support the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) transition for law enforcement agencies and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP).

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iconectiv Launches Transition Website for Businesses that Use the Wireless Do Not Call Service to Comply with TCPA Regulations
01/15/2018

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, announced the launch of an informational website to support the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) transition for businesses that must comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and rely on the Wireless Do Not Call (WDNC) service for porting data.

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Companies Must Register to Maintain access to Wireless Do Not Call Service Data
01/03/2018

iconectiv reminds marketing organizations that rely on Intermodal Ported Telephone Number Identification Service, also known as the Wireless Do Not Call (WDNC) service, to register with iconectiv. The new service goes live and replaces the existing service on March 4, 2018.

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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Must Register immediately to maintain access to number portability data
01/03/2018

Bridgewater, N.J. – January 3, 2018 – iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, reminds law enforcement agencies and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that would like to continue having access to number portability data to register with iconectiv immediately. Registration is required and free for the new system, which goes into production and replaces the existing system on March 4, 2018.

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Future NPAC Administrator iconectiv Begins Testing
11/21/2017

Ericsson’s (News - Alert) iconectiv in mid-May began industry testing related to its future role as the nation’s Local Number Portability Administrator. The testing commenced more than two years after the FCC (News - Alert) awarded the company a contract to manage the Number Portability Administration Center routing database.

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Accessing the NPAC
11/02/2017

What NENA members need to know about IVR and ELEP

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Five Fast Facts for Users of the Wireless Do Not Call (WDNC) Service
07/18/2017

Registration for the iconectiv NPAC has begun. Register today! 1. The transition is on schedule. Registration for users that rely on the WDNC service is ongoing. The transition remains on schedule and the WDNC service is planned to transition to the iconectiv NPAC in March 2018.

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NPAC Transition Proceeds with Launch of Learning Management System
07/13/2017

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, is continuing the transition to the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) with the release of a suite of new training courses and the launch of its NPAC Learning Management System.

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iconectiv NPAC Transition Progressing with Webcast for Low-Tech Interface (LTI) Users
06/07/2017

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, is continuing the transition of the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) with a webcast for users of the Low-Tech Interface (LTI) GUI.

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Top 10 facts about the NPAC transition
05/18/2017

10. Registration for the iconectiv NPAC is underway. Registration has begun for all NPAC user groups and more than half have already started registration. Please visit www.numberportability.com and click “Get Started” to register if you have not already done so.

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A conversation with Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President and Head of LNPA Services at iconectiv
05/18/2017

Where does onboarding stand? More than half of current NPAC users have started registration and are preparing for the transition. We encourage unregistered users to begin the registration process as soon as possible. The success of the transition is dependent on full industry participation.

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Industry Testing for New iconectiv NPAC Begins May 15
05/15/2017

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven U.S. regions, began industry testing today, May 15, 2017, a major milestone in the transition to the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC).

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Registration to iconectiv NPAC Now Open for Telemarketers
03/28/2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – March 28, 2017 – iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven U.S. regions, will take the next step in the transition to the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) with the registration of businesses that engage in telephone marketing and rely on number porting data thru the NPAC.

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iconectiv to Host Testing Webcast
03/08/2017

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven U.S. regions, continues to move forward with the transition of the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) and is preparing to begin the testing phase of the transition for Service Providers, Service Bureaus, and Providers of Telecom-related Services.

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Top Three Things to Know about the LNPA Transition
01/30/2017

One: Does everyone have to register for the iconectiv NPAC? Yes, everyone must register, even those who only use the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) occasionally or work through a third party to do porting or to access NPAC data. By registering, users will ensure that their Service Provider...

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Members are Required to Register with the New iconectiv NPAC: Here’s How
12/01/2016

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, is currently registering Service Providers, Service Bureaus, and Providers of Telecom-Related Services for the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC)...

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iconectiv Continues NPAC Onboarding for Service Providers, Service Bureaus...
11/15/2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – November 15, 2016 – iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, continues registration for Service Providers, Service Bureaus, and Providers of Telecom-Related Services for the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC).

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iconectiv Kicks-off NPAC Transition with Onboarding Webcast
09/07/2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – September 7, 2016 – iconectiv, the newly named next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, will hold its initial Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) transition webcast on September 21, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET. The first in a series of transition-related events, the webcast will focus on the registration component of Onboarding for Service Providers, Service Bureaus, and Provider of Telecom-Related Services. Registration for other NPAC user types will be covered in future sessions.

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iconectiv, NAPM Finalize Number Portability Master Services Agreements
08/09/2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – August 9, 2016 – iconectiv and the North American Portability Management LLC, (NAPM) have signed the Master Services Agreements (MSA) for each of the seven U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) regions, officially establishing iconectiv as the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) in all U.S. regions. This follows the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement last month.

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FCC Approves iconectiv’s Local Number Portability Administrator Contract
07/25/2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – July 25, 2016 – iconectiv, announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided final approval of the contract for iconectiv to serve as the new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven of the U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) regions.

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FCC Conditionally Approves Telcordia as Next LNPA...
05/25/2015

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today conditionally approved a recommendation that Telcordia Technologies Inc. serve as the next administrator of the service that allows consumers and businesses to keep their phone numbers when switching carriers, called “local number portability.”

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Status Update: Local Number Portability Administrator Contract
03/04/2015

Background: The FCC’s “local number portability” system allows consumers and businesses to keep their phone number when switching providers, which supports consumer choice and competition in the communications market. The transfer or “porting” of numbers between carriers is done by a neutral third party called the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA). Number portability costs are paid for by the industry. The current LNPA’s contract automatically renews for one-year terms and the next available termination date is June 30, 2015. The FCC is overseeing the process to select the next LNPA. Maintaining the integrity and availability of the porting system is paramount.

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