|[February 07, 2013]
Neustar Looks Forward to Next Phase of LNPA Selection Process
STERLING, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Today, the North American Portability Management LLC, a
telecommunications industry consortium, publicly released its request
for proposal for the selection of the next Local Number Portability
Administrator (LNPA). Steve Edwards (News - Alert), Neustar's senior vice president for
Carrier Services, released the following statement:
"Neustar is pleased that the LNPA selection process is underway and
applauds the efforts of the industry, the North American Numbering
Council and the FCC's (News - Alert) Wireline Competition Bureau for their careful
consideration of the public comments and for the final RFP. In
particular, we support the RFP's strong neutrality requirements and the
fact that there is no requirement to submit untested regional-base
models. We believe the RFP will generate proposals that are in the best
interest of the industry and consumers.
"Neustar manages the most complex and comprehensive number portability
service in the world. We are confident that our proven track record over
the last 15 years will speak for itself."
Proposals are to be submitted no later than April 5, 2013. The
recommendation by the North American Portability Management LLC's
subcommittee for the selection of the LNPA is expected by August 5,
2013, with FCC approval of the LNPA selection expected to be completed
by September 20, 2013. These dates are subject to change. The new NPAC
contract is scheduled to take effect in July 2015.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time
information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications,
information services, financial services, retail, media and advertising
sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in location,
identification, and evaluation to help its customers promote and protect
their businesses. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.
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