iconectiv, NAPM Finalize Number Portability Master Services Agreements 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.
“This is a critical step forward for the industry,” said Richard Jacowleff, President and CEO, iconectiv. “We are well prepared to implement a smooth transition to the new modern, costefficient and secure NPAC system that will provide number portability at a fraction of the current cost.”
With the MSAs signed, the transition planning process can continue to move forward for all NPAC users.
Following implementation, iconectiv will manage the Number Portability Administration Center/Service Management System (NPAC/SMS). The NPAC/SMS is the central platform that supports the secure and efficient porting of telephone numbers to allow customers to keep their telephone numbers when switching communications service providers. Thousands of wireline, wireless, VoIP and cable service providers, and hundreds of law enforcement agencies and public safety organizations in the U.S. depend on this central, common and authoritative database for numbering services. In addition, hundreds of businesses that engage in telemarketing rely on the number porting data to remain in compliance with federal regulations.
At iconectiv, we envision a world without boundaries, where the ability to access and exchange information is simple, secure and seamless. As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, our market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices, and applications for more than one billion people every day. Working closely with private, government and non-governmental organizations, iconectiv has intimate knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of creating, operating, and securing the telecommunications infrastructure for service providers, regulators, enterprises and content providers. iconectiv provides network operations and management, numbering, registry, messaging, and fraud and revenue assurance solutions to more than 1,000 customers globally.
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