Telcordia Enables Number Portability for Centennial.Contract Continues Telcordia's Worldwide Leadership in Wireless and Wireline Number Portability See NP.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Telcordia (www.telcordia.com), a leading provider of telecommunications software and services, has been selected by Syniverse Technologies (www.syniverse.com), a provider of mission-critical technology services, to support Syniverse's recent number portability agreement with Centennial Communications Centennial Communications (NASDAQ: CYCL) and its subsidiaries (Centennial Wireless (U.S.), Centennial Dominicana and Centennial de Puerto Rico) provide wireless and broadband telecommunications services to wireless telephone subscribers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the . The multi-year contract extends Telcordia's position as the leading provider of number portability services in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , where it currently serves 95% of the wireline and wireless market.
At the core of the Syniverse-provided solution is the global market-leading Telcordia[R] Service Management Gateway for Wireless Number Portability, which will enable number portability for Centennial in the Midwest and Southeast United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , as well as Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Centennial currently serves approximately 1.1 million wireless subscribers and 387,500 access lines and equivalents.
"With more than 120 service providers using Telcordia for their number portability deployments across 8 countries, Telcordia has become the company that Centennial and other service providers turn to when they want to give wireline and wireless users more freedom," said Rich Jacowleff, Senior Vice President, Telcordia. "Market-leading solutions such as the Telcordia[R] Number Portability Clearinghouse and Telcordia[R] Service Management Gateway for Wireless Number Portability give service providers the flexibility to meet government mandates and improve their competitive positions."
In May 2006, Telcordia and Syniverse extended and enhanced a multi-year contract, demonstrating Telcordia's market leadership in delivering business continuity and operational excellence. Almost all major service providers in North America use the combined solution for number portability.
Telcordia Technologies Telcordia Technologies, formerly Bell Communications Research, Inc. or Bellcore, is a telecommunications research and development (R&D) company based in the United States and created on January 1 1984 as part of the 1982 Modification of Final Judgment that broke up , Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network A telecommunications network is a of telecommunications links and nodes arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over multiple links and through various nodes. software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia is focused on being the undisputed transformation partner for its customers. By delivering flexible, standards-based software solutions and consulting services that optimize complex network and business support systems, Telcordia helps customers transform their business while aggressively reducing costs and growing revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. .