New testing has begun for the Number Portability Administration Center

The Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for the US, iconectiv, announced that industry testing has begun around the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC). The first phase of testing enables vendors, service providers, and service bureaus that access the NPAC to validate that their systems interact properly with the iconectiv NPAC.

Kathy Timko, SVP of LNPA Services at iconectiv encouraged testing participation: “Industry testing is an essential part of the transition process and user participation is critical to the transition’s success. We encourage all users to register with the iconectiv NPAC as soon as possible so they are prepared for the transition.”

NPAC is a critical element to track phone numbers and this transition will be important for all telecom companies to follow. TransNexus offers a Location Routing Number lookup service. It can function as a simple, low cost solution for hosting the US number portability database within your network. The server automatically stays synchronized with NPAC to ensure your network has access to an up-to-date copy of the NPAC.