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Putting Trust Back into Communications takes Center Stage at Communications Fraud Conference
10/13/2019

Robocalls make up nearly half of all phone calls so frustrated consumers simply don’t answer incoming calls and businesses can’t get through to customers when they need to reach them. At the same time, phone numbers have become the defacto personal identifier for consumers and—if verified— can provide valuable information for companies looking to mitigate risk. As communications security professionals gather at this year’s Communications Fraud Control Association’s (CFCA) annual convention, iconectiv will highlight the role of trusted communications and how the industry is working together to maintain the integrity of the phone number to protect businesses and businesses.

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“At the end of the day, it’s not about being the smartest person in the room” with Kathy Timko and Fotis Georgiadis
09/24/2019

At the end of the day, it’s not about being the smartest person in the room. It’s about surrounding yourself with smart talented people who can use their unique skills to drive projects forward and get the best possible result. Everyone has a voice and should communicate their ideas openly. A leader must be able to listen, respond, stay on track and move in a direction that will allow the whole team to be successful. The bottom line: Successful projects require great leadership and the skillsets to execute. Success in almost everything requires ruthless planning, focused execution and a relentless — “never give up” drive to the finish line. “Good luck” is often the result of good planning.

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Porting the World's Largest Phone Number Database
10/22/2018

Between email, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype and text messaging, no one really needs a phone number anymore, right? Wrong. Phone numbers are as important as ever—even among people who spend most of their time online. 83 percent of U.S. adult internet users had a phone conversation with a customer service rep in the past year, Forrester Research says. And a Google survey found that 47 percent of mobile search users won’t do business with a company if they can’t find its phone number. Those are just few reasons why the North American Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) plays such a key role in both the US economy and everyday life.

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One of telecom’s biggest IT projects ‘went great’—at least so far
04/08/2018

Described as one of the biggest IT projects ever undertaken by the U.S. telecom industry, the nation’s commercial number portability services yesterday began moving from previous vendor Neustar to new vendor iconectiv. And “it went great,” said Kathy Timko, head of local number portability administration at iconectiv, in an interview this morning. “It’s a highly orchestrated endeavor,” Timko explained.

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iconectiv Announces Successful Transition of Nation’s Phone Number Identification Service for Marketers
03/05/2018

iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator for the United States, has announced the successful transition of the nation’s web-based telephone number identification and porting information service for businesses that must comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The service successfully transitioned on March 4, 2018.

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Companies Must Register to Maintain access to Wireless Do Not Call Service Data
01/03/2018

iconectiv reminds marketing organizations that rely on Intermodal Ported Telephone Number Identification Service, also known as the Wireless Do Not Call (WDNC) service, to register with iconectiv. The new service goes live and replaces the existing service on March 4, 2018.

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Five Fast Facts for Users of the Wireless Do Not Call (WDNC) Service
07/18/2017

Registration for the iconectiv NPAC has begun. Register today! 1. The transition is on schedule. Registration for users that rely on the WDNC service is ongoing. The transition remains on schedule and the WDNC service is planned to transition to the iconectiv NPAC in March 2018.

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Top 10 facts about the NPAC transition
05/18/2017

10. Registration for the iconectiv NPAC is underway. Registration has begun for all NPAC user groups and more than half have already started registration. Please visit www.numberportability.com and click “Get Started” to register if you have not already done so.

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A conversation with Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President and Head of LNPA Services at iconectiv
05/18/2017

Where does onboarding stand? More than half of current NPAC users have started registration and are preparing for the transition. We encourage unregistered users to begin the registration process as soon as possible. The success of the transition is dependent on full industry participation.

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Registration to iconectiv NPAC Now Open for Telemarketers
03/28/2018

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – March 28, 2017 – iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven U.S. regions, will take the next step in the transition to the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) with the registration of businesses that engage in telephone marketing and rely on number porting data thru the NPAC.

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iconectiv, NAPM Finalize Number Portability Master Services Agreements
08/09/2018

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – August 9, 2016 – iconectiv and the North American Portability Management LLC, (NAPM) have signed the Master Services Agreements (MSA) for each of the seven U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) regions, officially establishing iconectiv as the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) in all U.S. regions. This follows the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement last month.

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FCC Approves iconectiv’s Local Number Portability Administrator Contract
07/25/2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – July 25, 2016 – iconectiv, announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided final approval of the contract for iconectiv to serve as the new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all seven of the U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) regions.

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FCC Conditionally Approves Telcordia as Next LNPA...
05/25/2015

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today conditionally approved a recommendation that Telcordia Technologies Inc. serve as the next administrator of the service that allows consumers and businesses to keep their phone numbers when switching carriers, called “local number portability.”

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Status Update: Local Number Portability Administrator Contract
03/04/2015

Background: The FCC’s “local number portability” system allows consumers and businesses to keep their phone number when switching providers, which supports consumer choice and competition in the communications market. The transfer or “porting” of numbers between carriers is done by a neutral third party called the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA). Number portability costs are paid for by the industry. The current LNPA’s contract automatically renews for one-year terms and the next available termination date is June 30, 2015. The FCC is overseeing the process to select the next LNPA. Maintaining the integrity and availability of the porting system is paramount.

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