Is Your Company Ready?
The long-awaited event is finally here. The Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) administrator transition from Neustar to iconectiv begins this weekend on Sunday, April 8th with the NPAC’s Southeast region. The remaining regions convert in May as follows:
May 6: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions
May 20: Southwest, West Coast and Western regions
May 25: iconectiv’s final acceptance date for all NPAC regions
May 26: The end of Neustar’s regional NPAC service
Attention Southeast Region Clients
You’re up to bat first this Sunday, April 8. Nine states and two U.S. territories – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – comprise the largest of the seven regional NPACs, and, according to Neustar’s NPAC statistics, the Southeast region cutover will impact more than 145 million U.S. telephone lines. So far, iconectiv seems confident that if it can hit a homerun by converting the largest region without issue, the rest will be a walk in the park.
In preparation, JSI encourages all NPAC users, especially those in the Southeast, to make absolutely certain they:
- Know your company’s region
- Watch for and review any transition notices from iconectiv, especially between April 6th and 9th
- Have the contact numbers and email addresses for NPAC assistance on hand, just in case
- Know the plan of action should a porting database conversion failure occur
To prepare the industry for the first regional transition, the North American Numbering Council’s (NANC’s) Local Number Portability Administration – Transition Oversight Committee (LNPA-TOSC) will receive a regional cutover review on Wednesday, April 4 from the Transition Oversight Manager (TOM) and iconectiv. Later that same day, the TOM will facilitate a special webcast dedicated to Southeast regional cutover preparation.
JSI plans to attend both sessions and those clients who subscribe to our LNP Essentials Bundle will receive a special synopsis of the transition status, tools for monitoring the conversion in real time, updated vendor contact information, and any last minute changes, brick walls, or possible agreed upon vendor rollback plan in case of cutover failure.
For more information or questions regarding the NPAC Transition, contact Bridget Alexander White at 301-459-7590.