NeuStar, Inc., the premier neutral third party provider of mission-critical
clearinghouse services, announced today that the Company has been selected by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to manage the North American
Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA).
Effective July 9, 2003, NeuStar assumed its second term as the NANPA. NeuStar
was awarded a one-year contract with four one-year options to be exercised at the discretion
of the FCC.
NeuStar has administered this national public resource since 1997. In this vital
role, NeuStar manages the critical responsibilities of NANPA, including code administration,
area code exhaust forecasting and relief planning, and the collection and reporting of telephone
number utilization and forecast data. "In these dynamic times in the telecom industry, we remain committed to superior
performance and the delivery of excellent service," said John Manning, the new Director of
NeuStar/NANPA. "NeuStar looks forward to the continued partnership it has built with the FCC,
state regulatory authorities, and the telecommunications industry as a whole." "NeuStar has a legacy of facilitating the interoperability of critical public
resources among multiple stakeholders and is committed to delivering neutral third party services with
the highest levels of quality, reliability and integrity," added Jeffrey E. Ganek, Chairman and CEO of
NeuStar. About NANPA NeuStar, Inc., selected by the Federal Communications Commission to serve as the
NANPA, is the neutral third party administrator that develops area code relief plans in collaboration
with the telecommunications industry. NANPA also oversees the assignment of area codes, three-digit central
office codes, carrier identification codes, and other numbering resources throughout the United
States, Canada, Bermuda and 16 Caribbean countries.
NeuStar services include numbering administration and optimization; the routing
of virtually every phone call dialed in North America; the management of the
global top level Internet domains .US and .BIZ; and the coordination of
Operating Support Systems (OSS) between local and long distance providers.