Bill Reidway

About Bill Reidway

William Reidway is the Vice President of Numbering Services at Neustar. He is responsible for development of Neustar’s industry-leading Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) to support the implementation of Local Number Portability (LNP) in North America.
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The Role Numbering Will Play in the Transition from PSTN to IP

This is an exciting time for the telecommunications industry and consumers. We are experiencing a transition of the PSTN to an all IP network and services which, over the next 10 years, will be unprecedented in the history of telecommunications.  The transition will take many forms: core network technology migrations from TDMA to IP, massive […]

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New Report Finds Efficient Portability Resulted in Billions in Savings for U.S. Consumers

The United States has the fastest number portability system in the world, which has saved American consumers billions of dollars annually on wireless telecommunications services, according to a new report.  The report also finds that any disruption to the U.S. number portability system’s efficiency could significantly impact consumers using wireless services. In his report, “The […]

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Neustar Receives Exceptional Scores for NPAC Performance

This week, we announced the results of our 2012 annual customer survey for the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), the service that lets U.S. consumers keep their phone numbers when switching carriers.  It was a spectacular year. Neustar scored a remarkable 3.84 out of a possible 4, across all categories – our highest score ever, […]

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Number Portability Through the Global Lens

In the U.S., the number portability mandate has been one of the success stories of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 enabling competition and consumer choice.  And, across the globe, governments and regulatory bodies have taken steps to stimulate the rapid implementation of number portability. To describe this global phenomenon in greater detail, we are pleased […]

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Local Number Portability in India and the U.S.

Local Number Portability in the U.S. and India, a Comparison

Communications markets are not the same worldwide. That sounds like an obvious statement, but sometimes it is enticing to try to look to the experiences of other markets to make informed decisions about change or continuity in your own market. However, a recent white paper by Dr. W. Bruce Allen from The Wharton School at […]

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Telephone Numbers are Portable, NPAC is Not.

Telephone Numbers are Portable; Is the NPAC

A white paper released today examines the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) and the broad role it plays in our nation’s telecom infrastructure. In the paper commissioned by Neustar, Jennifer Pigg and Brian Partridge, both from the Yankee Group, evaluated many important issues related to local number portability (LNP) including the NPAC’s function in sustaining […]

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Neustar Gets Perfect Score on Service

NPAC Performance: Neustar Receives a Perfect Score

People talk a lot about what’s wrong with the economy these days, but here’s some good news:  Technology has allowed America’s citizens to enjoy the benefits of a communications revolution built to meet ever-growing and diverse demands. And this growing demand for staying connected is being amplified by an entertainment and social media aspect to […]

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QR Codes and the Mobile Barcode Revolution

NPAC Straight Talk

It’s easy to take things for granted sometimes – a beautiful sunset, family, friends and Local Number Portability (LNP). Huh? Yup, LNP. At Neustar, we make LNP happen – so when you switch to a new telecom carrier, your number goes with you. That sounds like something to take for granted, but at two billion […]

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The Number Portability Administration Center for the Average Person

We recently explained what the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) is from a communications service provider’s viewpoint and some of the reasons it is such an important resource. For those that aren’t veterans of the telecom industry, this can sound a bit like Greek. We are often asked to explain, in layman’s terms, how the […]

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Five Things That Make NPAC Invaluable to Communications Service Providers

Five Reasons the NPAC is Invaluable to Communications Service Providers

We often get asked: just what is the NPAC, and why does it matter so much? The Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) is the most authoritative and comprehensive source for information related to local telephone numbers in the United States. What does that mean? As carriers compete to acquire customers and launch new services, the […]

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