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Somos, Inc. is Awarded the North American Numbering Plan Administration and the Pooling Administration Contracts

East Brunswick, NJ., October 15, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded Somos, Inc., the leading provider of neutral Toll-Free numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, the contracts to serve as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and Pooling Administrator (PA) including the Routing Number Administrator (RNA). This contract award is the result of a competitive procurement process administered by the FCC.

 

Gina Perini, Somos’ President and CEO, said: “Somos is very pleased and honored to have been selected by the FCC to provide this vital service for the telecommunications industry. We look forward to meeting the needs of the telecommunications industry and the consumers they serve. Somos will work for a successful transition with Neustar, in a manner that provides the least external impact. Somos will provide our trusted, neutral and reliable care for the NANPA and PA/RNA services, in the same manner as we have in our role as the Toll-Free Numbering Administrator.”

 

Ann Berkowitz, Chief Administrative Officer for Somos, stated: “The FCC’s selection of Somos allows stability and reliability for the industry and consumers in gaining access to numbering resources. Somos is very appreciative of the efforts that Neustar has taken as the NANPA and PA/RNA and looks forward to partnering with them for a successful and swift transition.”

 

Since 2013, Somos has been the trusted, neutral Toll-Free Numbering Administrator, selected by the FCC to manage the Toll-Free Numbering database, providing Toll-Free number management and routing for North America.

 

Somos will transition the current NANPA and PA/RNA systems from Neustar and will work to also transition the current Neustar NANPA and PA/RNA personnel. This will allow for the least impact to the industry and consumers in this transition.

 

For further information, please contact Mary Retka at mretka@somos.com or 844 447-3852.


About Somos, Inc. Somos, a leading provider of trusted, neutral numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, enables data integrity and access to fuel innovation and growth in Toll-Free and related markets. Somos operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number (TFN) Registry to administer and route data for the 41 Million and growing Toll-Free Numbers in use today.  This service includes the Texting & Smart Services (TSS) Registry, the centralized registry to administer the use of Toll-Free Numbers for text messaging and multimedia services.  To learn more about Somos, please visit www.somos.com.

 

Disclaimer: This disclaimer is required by Contract No. 273FCC19C0001. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not reviewed or approved any statement in this document for accuracy or validity. The FCC and its employees do not endorse goods or services provided by this firm or any other firm, except as allowed by 5 C.F.R. 2635.702(c)(1)-(2), which do not apply here.

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