FCC Selects SomosGov for database administrator roles
The FCC announced that it’s selected SomosGov as the next administrator for various telephone number management roles. Here’s an overview.
SomosGov, a wholly owned subsidiary of Somos Inc., will serve in the following roles:
- North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), which administers the North American Numbering Plan.
- Pooling Administrator (PA), which administers pooling functions and serves as the Routing Number Administrator, which is responsible for administering non-dialable numbers used for routing emergency calls and other purposes.
- Reassigned Numbers Database Administrator (RNDA), which is a new role to create and manage a new Reassigned Numbers Database.
SomosGov currently serves as the NANPA and PA and will continue in these roles, along with the RNDA role, under a new five-year contract. The Commission will have an option to continue the contract for up to a total of eight years.
Somos Inc., the parent company of SomosGov, serves as the Toll-Free Numbering Administrator.