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Everyone Should Have a Voice in the FCC’s LNPA Proceeding

A short time ago, I explained why the FCC is barred by its own rules from naming an equipment manufacturer as the next LNPA. In fact, the industry as a whole should be concerned if a telecom network equipment manufacturer with a close relationship with one service provider were to become the LNPA and thereby […]

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An Update On The LNPA Vendor Selection Process

The NANC LNPA vendor selection recommendation forwarded to the Federal Communications Commission on April 24 made it clear that Neustar is competing with Ericsson, the giant Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer. By forwarding its recommendation to the FCC, the NANC moved the vendor selection process into a new phase, permitting Neustar – and Ericsson – to […]

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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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An NPAC Transition is Risky Business

A new report by the leading IT analysis firm, The Standish Group, reveals the risks and challenges of IT transitions and predicts the potential consequences for consumers if a new administrator is selected to manage the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), a critical component of our nation’s telecommunications infrastructure. The report found that the so-called […]

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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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Honoring the Evolution of Phone Numbers

We got wind that John Karlin, the man who first studied the psychology of a phone number, died a few weeks ago. The New York Times wrote a nice tribute to the Bell Labs’ researcher who spent his career evolving not only the telephone, but also how we use it.  Even though most of us […]

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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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Neustar Wins Awards; Number Portability and VOIP; IPv6 Day

Here’s our roundup of the headlines that got our attention this week–from both inside Neustar and out. Neustar Wins Awards! – Congratulations to CFO Paul Lalljie for winning the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Public Company CFO of the Year. We are also proud to be included as one of 24 businesses singled out as market […]

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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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