Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Eric Brunner-Williams 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.

Eric




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