Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee
brunner at nic-naa.net
Tue Feb 23 05:22:12 CST 2010
On 2/23/10 1:25 AM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> And who runs this database?
> Local number portability requires a new database, one that didn't exist before, It's run by a neutral party and maps any phone number to a carrier and endpoint identifier. (In the US, that database is currently run by Neustar -- see http://www.neustar.biz/solutions/solutions-for/number-administration)
A circa 1998 leveraged buy out of the Communications Industry Services
unit of Lockheed Martin (Warburg Pinkus et al, 71%, MidOcean Capital
14%, ABS Capital 6%, and CEO Jeff Ganek < 3%, as of 2005).
There are some NANOG employer entities similarly structured, but not
many, so the oddity is worth mention.
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