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iconectiv Announces Successful Transition of Nation’s Phone Number Identification Service for Law Enforcement, Public Safety Agencies
March 5, 2018

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator for the United States, announced the successful transition of the nation’s telephone number identification and porting information services for law enforcement and public safety agencies. Both the Enhanced Law Enforcement Platform (ELEP) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service successfully transitioned on March 4, 2018.

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What you need to know about the NPAC Transition
Feb. 9, 2018

The Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) is the system used to facilitate number porting in the U.S. for wireline, wireless, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers.

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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Must Register immediately to maintain access to number portability data
Jan. 3, 2018

Bridgewater, N.J. – January 3, 2018 – iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, reminds law enforcement agencies and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that would like to continue having access to number portability data to register with iconectiv immediately. Registration is required and free for the new system, which goes into production and replaces the existing system on March 4, 2018.

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Accessing the NPAC
Nov. 2, 2017

What NENA members need to know about IVR and ELEP

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Top 10 facts about the NPAC transition
May 18, 2017

10. Registration for the iconectiv NPAC is underway. Registration has begun for all NPAC user groups and more than half have already started registration. Please visit www.numberportability.com and click “Get Started” to register if you have not already done so.

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A conversation with Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President and Head of LNPA Services at iconectiv
May 18, 2017

Where does onboarding stand? More than half of current NPAC users have started registration and are preparing for the transition. We encourage unregistered users to begin the registration process as soon as possible. The success of the transition is dependent on full industry participation.

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iconectiv, NAPM Finalize Number Portability Master Services Agreements
Aug. 9, 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – August 9, 2016 – iconectiv and the North American Portability Management LLC, (NAPM) have signed the Master Services Agreements (MSA) for each of the seven U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) regions, officially establishing iconectiv as the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) in all U.S. regions. This follows the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement last month.

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FCC Approves iconectiv’s Local Number Portability Administrator Contract
July 25, 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – July 25, 2016 – iconectiv, announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided final approval of the contract for iconectiv to serve as the new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven of the U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) regions.

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FCC Conditionally Approves Telcordia as Next LNPA...
May 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today conditionally approved a recommendation that Telcordia Technologies Inc. serve as the next administrator of the service that allows consumers and businesses to keep their phone numbers when switching carriers, called “local number portability.”

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Status Update: Local Number Portability Administrator Contract
March 4, 2018

Background: The FCC’s “local number portability” system allows consumers and businesses to keep their phone number when switching providers, which supports consumer choice and competition in the communications market. The transfer or “porting” of numbers between carriers is done by a neutral third party called the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA). Number portability costs are paid for by the industry. The current LNPA’s contract automatically renews for one-year terms and the next available termination date is June 30, 2015. The FCC is overseeing the process to select the next LNPA. Maintaining the integrity and availability of the porting system is paramount.

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