“Moments Matter” in Blocking Identity Fraud: Why Number Porting Data is a Vital Tool in Stopping Account Takeovers
In the U.S. market, the LNP program is administered through a national database called the NPAC (National Portability Administration Center) which contains the routing information for over 800 million ported and pooled numbers.
Since the late 90s, the NPAC was run by Neustar, under a contract managed by a consortium of Telecommunications Services Providers and overseen by the FCC. Then, in 2018, administration of the NPAC shifted to iconectiv, the former Telcordia Technologies, a subsidiary of Ericsson.
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