Tuesday, November 13, 2007

FCC Extends Number Portability Rules to Interconnected VoIP

Agency also simplifies the porting process and may further shorten it.

Robert Poe on November 6, 2007

If you need proof that VoIP is becoming mainstream, just look to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The agency issued an order on October 31 stating that LNP (Local Number Portability) rules apply to interconnected VoIP providers just like they do to conventional wireline and wireless telecom carriers. The commission also took steps to make sure that number porting in general goes more smoothly that it has in the past. The combined moves make clear that, from a services standpoint, the FCC sees VoIP as just another phone business.

Read the rest of the report here.

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