Is It The End of LNP or the Dawn of a New NPAC Day?

If the warnings swirling around what could happen if the FCC chooses a new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) are to be believed, the industry could be facing severe delays in number porting, excessive new training requirements, additional costs of more than $700 million and even the demise of porting itself. If the FCC decides on a new vendor, it will affect how rural carriers port numbers in the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) in the future. Therefore it is imperative that companies remain current on possible transition timelines and procedures, especially those that manage their own porting in the NPAC via online credentials or the help desk.

To ensure clients are up to date on important LNP issues being discussed by industry working groups, possible changes to numbering and porting as the industry moves to an all-IP network and all aspects of the potential LNPA vendor transition between now and July 2015 when a new LNPA may take over, JSI has designed the “LNP Essentials” bundle.

The LNP Essentials bundle is available via annual subscription and includes:

  • 12 issues of The LNP Standard newsletter, delivered directly to your email inbox each month;
  • One free registration an LNP webinar in 2015 (a $249 value) and a 10% discount off additional LNP-related webinars;
  • An invitation to a quarterly interactive conference call with JSI’s LNP expert, Bridget Alexander, to discuss and address company porting concerns (a $600 value); and
  • The “NPAC Vendor Transition Survival Checklist,” spelling out the roles and responsibilities of carriers before, during and after a new vendor’s on-boarding process (a $150 value).

In addition, you’ll receive:

  • Rural voice in the industry groups making LNP decisions and recommendations to the FCC;
  • First notice of FCC and industry group decisions related to LNP (many times before they appear in trade and industry publications); and
  • Access to an online archive of previous issues of the newsletter.

This could be a milestone year for decisions on how the industry obtains telephone numbers, ports numbers and routes calls in the future. Not since the industry moved to direct dialing in the 1950s has numbering faced such a crucial transition. Make sure your company stays up to date on the latest news and keep your operations running smoothly down the road.

For more information about the LNP Essentials, a free sample issue of The LNP Standard and to sign up for an annual subscription, contact Bridget Alexander at 301-459-7590.

via Prep for 2015’s Numbering Changes with JSI’s “LNP Essentials” Bundle.