Neustar Submits Response to RFP for Local Number Portability Administration
in the United States
STERLING, Va. -- April 5, 2013
Today, Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) submitted its proposal in response to the
North American Portability Management LLC’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for
local number portability administration in the United States.
Neustar’s response is distinguished by the company’s expertise in number
management, its 15-year commitment to performance and neutrality, and its
demonstrated record of partnering with its customers to deliver value through
“We are proud to submit what we believe is a strong proposal to continue as
the Local Number Portability Administrator,” said Steve Edwards, Neustar’s
Senior Vice President for Carrier Services. “For the last 15 years, Neustar
has reliably provided the telecommunications industry and the consumers they
serve the number porting services they rely upon while maintaining the highest
commitment to neutrality. Our proposal places us in a strong competitive
position to remain the Local Number Portability Administrator for the United
Neustar’s response includes the legal opinion required by the RFP confirming
the company’s neutrality. The legal opinion concludes that Neustar is
impartial, is not aligned with any particular telecommunications industry
segment, and can assure that access to local number portability services is at
all times evenhanded, impartial and nondiscriminatory.
As the administrator of local number portability, a critical part of our
nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, Neustar enables the routing of
billions of phone calls and text messages daily for the telecommunications
industry, while empowering millions of consumers and businesses to keep their
telephone numbers when changing communications service providers.
Neustar initially assisted the communications industry in wireline number
portability, which was implemented in 1997, and has since worked with the
industry to deploy wireless, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and
intermodal number portability. The company is now poised to assist the
industry as it moves toward all-IP networks in the coming years.
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. For more information about
Neustar’s role as the administrator of the Number Portability Administration
Center, visit www.NPACforAmerica.biz.
Kim Hart, 202-533-2934
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