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Neustar Loses to Ericsson as FCC Reassigns Numbers Contract

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U.S. regulators switched a telephone-numbers management contract to Ericsson AB’s Telcordia unit from Neustar Inc., which provided the service for almost two decades.

The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to reassign a five-year contract to manage more than 500 million phone numbers, a job that includes helping consumers retain their numbers when switching carriers.