PISCATAWAY, N.J. – May 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).

The first phase of industry testing will enable companies that access the NPAC via a direct Service Order Administration (SOA) or Local Service Management System (LSMS) interface to validate that their systems interface properly with the iconectiv NPAC. In the first phase, vendors will test.  That will be followed by Service Providers and Service Bureaus.

“Industry testing is an essential part of the transition process and user participation is critical to the transition’s success,” said Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President and Head of LNPA Services at iconectiv. “We encourage all users to register with the iconectiv NPAC as soon as possible so they are prepared for the transition.”

Testing is mandatory for companies with a direct SOA or LSMS interface to the NPAC and optional for all other groups. Optional testing will begin when mandatory testing is complete in the second half of 2017. Other phases include LTI GUI, Group and Round Robin, Ancillary Services and Data Migration testing.

Further details on the transition can be found at www.numberportability.com. A webcast on testing can be viewed here. Users with questions can reach the iconectiv help desk weekdays from 8:00am to 8:00pm ET at 844-820-8039 or via email at npac@iconectiv.numberportability.com.

About iconectiv

As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, iconectiv’s market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices, and applications for more than two billion people every day. Working closely with private, government and non-governmental organizations, iconectiv continues to protect and secure telecommunication infrastructures for service providers, governments and enterprises, while providing network and operations management, numbering, registry, messaging and fraud and identity solutions to more than 1,200 organizations globally.

A US-based company, Telcordia Technologies, doing business as iconectiv, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson. For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com.

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