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Porting.com Simplifies the Telecom Industry   with the Expansion of its PortControl API driven SaaS Solution  

Peerless Network Brings Premier Local Number Porting Functionality to Customers with Adoption of Porting.com’s PortControl Technology   BEND, OR – March 15, 2022 – Porting.com, a subsidiary of ATL Communications, which simplifies the telecom industry for service providers and enterprise businesses across the U.S. with modern API enabled SaaS platforms, today announced that the company has again grown its market share of their enhanced local number porting solution, PortControl. In addition, ATL Communications and Peerless Network have worked together to technically integrate PortControl...

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LTI (Low Tech Interface) vs. SOA (Service Order Administration)

Interacting with NPAC has evolved greatly since the inception of local number portability. Aseach administrator has been assigned, advances and implementation of newer technologieshave redefined definitions surrounding LNP. Previously, the LTI, or low tech interface, required accessing hardware to connect to a virtualprivate network (VPN) and required users to have a physical, on-hand, RSA key that they wouldneed to input in order to access the appropriate systems. In contrast, SOAs are available thatprovide browser-agnostic GUIs accessible through a simple username/password-protected portal.In...

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HOW DOES LNP WORK?

Local Number Portability (LNP) is made possible by the Location Routing Number (LRN) associatedwith the telephone number upon porting. The LRN is a unique 10-digit phone number that is allotted to a specific switch. The LRN approach made it conceivable to present LNP without drastically changing the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). It permitted the current routing platform to stay set up, allowing a progressive transformation of the system to deal with LNP traffic. Before LNP was introduced, the NPA-NXX of a phone number distinguished the state and rate center where the number was...

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WHAT IS THE NPAC?

Today, we take for granted that we can keep our phone numbers when we change communications service providers – something that wasn’t conceivable only two decades ago. However, on account of the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), the framework that empowers local number portability in the United States, Canada, and their territories, consumers can openly switch between local service providers and keep their phone numbers. In 1996, the Communications Industry Services (CIS) division of Lockheed Martin (now Neustar),actualized the primary NPAC registry, a database to empower...

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LOCAL NUMBER PORTING HISTORY

For over 100 years, Ma Bell, sometimes called the “Bell System” or currently known as “AT&T”,controlled almost all telecommunications in the United States. Once the largest company in theworld with over one million employees, the company consisted of 22 local Bell companies (includingNew York Telephone and Ohio Bell), AT&T Long Lines (the long distance division), as wellas Western Electric (the subsidiary that manufactured telephone equipment), and Bell Labs (oneof the premier research organizations in the world). In 1984, because of the monopoly AT&T had over phone service,...

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LOCAL NUMBER PORTING

WHAT IS LOCAL NUMBER PORTING? Local Number Porting is defined as the ability of users of telecommunications services to retain,at the same location, existing telecommunications numbers without impairment of quality, reliability,or convenience when switching from one telecommunications carrier to another. BeforeLocal Number Porting (LNP) was introduced, switching service providers meant users would berequired to get a new telephone number. After the introduction of LNP, also known simply asnumber porting, end-users could generally keep their telephone number(s) when moving fromone telecommunications...

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