Industry Links

A number of associations, committees and consortiums govern and support number portability in Canada. Here are brief descriptions of the number portability resources and links to their respective websites for additional information.

Canadian LNP Consortium (CLNPC)

A private Canadian corporation established to facilitate the development and provision of a Local Number Portability (LNP) system for use by Canadian Carriers. The CLNPC manages the NPAC's Canadian contract on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission.

Canadian Numbering Administrator

Manages numbering resources for Canada. From their website, users can obtain information on Canadian numbering resources, guidelines, and tools.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent public organization that regulates and supervises the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Wireline Competition Bureau

The Wireline Competition Bureau develops and recommends policy goals, objectives, programs, and plans for the FCC on matters concerning wireline telecommunications. The Wireline Competition Bureau oversees local number portability in the United States. From their website, users can see the latest communications from the Bureau and navigate to other departments and resources within the FCC.

Industry Numbering Committee

A standing committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) that provides an open forum to address and resolve industry-wide issues associated with planning, administration, allocation, assignment, and use of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) numbering resources within the NANP area. From this website, users can obtain information on meetings and minutes, industry issues, documents and more.

National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)

NECA is a membership association of U.S. local telephone companies dedicated to keeping customers connected on state-of-the-art communications networks. From this website, more than 1000 members across rural America stay connected to help deliver high-speed multi-use broadband services.

Neustar Corporate Website

Neustar was founded in 1996 to meet the many technical and operational challenges that arose from the U.S. Government mandated local number portability. Today, in addition to serving as the NPAC Administrator, Neustar is trusted to solve complex global communications challenges by enabling seamless connectivity across a myriad of networks, technologies and applications for carriers and enterprises alike. From this website, users can find more information about Neustar, its history of neutrality, organizational structure and financial stability.

Neustar Corporate Website

North American Numbering Council (NANC)

The Federal Advisory Committee created to advise the Federal Communications Commission on numbering issues and to make recommendations that foster efficient and impartial number administration. The NANC is comprised of state public utility commissions, communications service providers, and industry advocacy groups. From their website and the associated  NANC chair website, users can obtain information on NANC meetings, LNP-related documents, working group reports, and more.

North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA)

NANPA holds overall responsibility for the neutral administration of the finite numbering resources in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), subject to directives from regulatory authorities in the countries that share the NANP. NANPA's responsibilities include assignment of NANP resources in the U.S. and its territories, coordinating the area code relief planning and the collection of utilization and forecast data. The NANPA website provides information on numbering resources, utilization/reports, area code maps, and area code search capability.

North American Portability Management (NAPM) LLC

Number American Portability Management (NAPM) LLC:& the NAPM was formed for the purpose of engaging in business activities related to the development and implementation of policies for number portability in the seven NPAC regions of the United States. The NAPM, LLC membership is currently made up of companies from a cross section of the industry with members from wireless, wireline and cable providers. The NAPM provides the day-to-day management of all U.S. NPAC SMS contracts. From their website, users can obtain membership and meeting information.