JSI believes that testing and possibly transitioning to the hundreds block pooling system would be a much more cost effective and time-saving number allocation process for both service providers and the industry as a whole. The hundreds block level assignment will allow service providers to maintain a numbering inventory, which is essential for customer service. Hundreds-block pooling will also provide service providers with a minimal impacting option to the current numbering process, which will allow for more focus and resources on the IP transition. For these reasons, JSI is advocating that hundreds-block pooling be part of the numbering testbed.
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