Our industry is on the cusp of one of the most important transitions since local number portability was mandated 20 years ago. Carriers must prepare for new competitors, a new porting database, and possibly nationwide number porting. JSI recently held a webinar to delve into all of these important numbering issues. Our number porting expert, Bridget Alexander, discussed:

iVoIP: Interconnected VoIP providers (iVoIPs) have been freed from their dependency on numbering partners, and direct access to numbering gives them widespread access to your service territories and your customers. Are you ready for this new breed of competitor?

NPAC: The transition to a new Number Portability Administration Center vendor continues and companies must prepare for new methods and procedures for access to the ONE and ONLY porting database in the United States. Are you aware of your obligations and ready for the NPAC change?

Nationwide Number Portability: Wireline consumers have longed for the ability to port their telephone numbers anywhere in the United States as some wireless and iVoIP customers currently can. The industry is working on the technical, regulatory and consumer requirements needed to lift geographic hindrances and allow portability outside the rate center, LATA and state. How will the proposed NNP solutions impact your company?

These issues will affect ALL JSI clients that provide voice service – ILEC, CLEC, VoIP, etc. If you do not know the answers to all of the questions above, you can purchase a recording of the webinar to learn the answers. The FCC is serious this time and all of the above items will accelerate as the industry moves into an all IP world.

A recording of the webinar is available for $249. If you are interesting in purchasing the recording, please contact Brenda Cordwell at 301-459-7590.

If you have any questions about the webinar or numbering, please contact Bridget Alexander in our Maryland office at 301-459-7590.