iconectiv Completes Final Regional Transition to Modern, Cost-Effective, Secure NPAC

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

Bridgewater, N.J. – May 21, 2018 iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for the United States, today announced the successful third and final regional cutover of the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) transition. The Southwest, Western, and West Coast NPAC Regions transitioned to iconectiv on May 20, 2018, marking the completion of the transition of all NPAC data and services for Service Providers, Service Bureaus, and Providers of Telecom-Related Services (PTRS). This cutover follows iconectiv’s successful transition of the Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest NPAC Regions over recent weeks. Final acceptance is scheduled for May 25, 2018.

“This final regional transition brings us near the end of a more than decade-long journey to bring the nation a modern and cost effective number portability system,” said Richard Jacowleff, CEO at iconectiv. “Consumers deeply value the ability to change service providers and technologies while keeping their phone numbers and iconectiv is proud to be supporting those vital services with industry-leading technology at dramatic cost savings. Now that the NPAC’s regional transition is complete, iconectiv stands ready to continue to advance industry competition, innovation and consumer freedom in telecom.”

“The NPAC transition has been described as one of the biggest IT projects ever undertaken by the U.S. telecom industry and the successful completion of all of the regional cutovers is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our employees and our partners across the telecommunications industry,” said Kathy Timko, Head of the LNPA Services at iconectiv. “Building and implementing a new number portability system was a team effort and we deeply appreciate the cross industry contributions that led to this momentous accomplishment.”

The Southwest, Western and West Coast NPAC Regions include the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  

The United States NPAC is the world’s largest system of databases of ported telephone numbers and consists of seven different regional databases. In March 2015, the FCC designated iconectiv as the next LNPA for all seven regions. Services for law enforcement, public safety agencies and businesses that must comply with the Wireless Do Not Call laws successfully transitioned to iconectiv on March 4, 2018.

For more information, visit www.numberportability.com, call 844-820-8039 or email npac@iconectiv.numberportability.com.