Porting.com has a unique offering to allow VoIP providers to gain greater control over the port in and out of customers DIDs. In recent studies, Porting.com has found that the average VoIP provider can not only gain greater control over their DID’s but in most cases, it can also result in a significant increase in profit. Porting.com has teamed up with two other industry leading suppliers to provide a cohesive solution to evolve your VoIP or CLEC business.
In 2016, the FCC changed the rule regarding qualifications for carriers who wish to manage their own DIDs. Prior to this ruling, only CLECs and ILECs could directly control DIDs, handle porting, gain access to local number pooling, and register to 911. Later in the year, the order was extended to VoIP and Wireless Carriers who register and qualify under the guidelines. In short, a VoIP or Wireless Carrier must be an Interconnected Carrier – either by their own infrastructure, or through interconnection agreements, and show proof that they can and will conform to the Numbering Database guidelines for managing the DIDs they possess.
Providers looking to enter this space, and take control of their numbering assets, are faced with an uphill regulatory battle on top of new administrative challenges. While it is now possible for VoIP and Wireless Carriers, the underlying requirements and procedural changes can be daunting and out of reach for most businesses without significant financial investment.
Porting.com has teamed up with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (http://www.gsaudits.com) and Peerless Network (http://www.peerlessnetwork.com) to unveil a simplified method for VoIP and Wireless Carriers to scale their businesses through new revenue channels, reduced overhead, and enhanced control of their most important asset – numbers. This collaborative solution, aptly named VoIP Evolution, is a process by which providers can transition from a reseller to becoming an FCC-approved Interconnected VOIP Provider (IVP), establish wholesale interconnect agreements to gain access to the PSTN, and gain access to their own numbering resources for local and toll-free numbers.
Research has shown that there is significant cost savings associated with controlling numbering resources. Recurring DID fees are minimized for numbers that are “on-net” (LATAs where the business has thousand blocks), and provisioning teams gain direct control of the pre-port (LSR) and port (SV Management) process, leading to greater customer satisfaction and faster activations. For numbers that are “off net” you still will have the ability to view and control activities with this program.
In a recent study performed by Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a business with 15,000 DIDs under contract and 500 ports per month would realize an estimated monthly savings of $10,770. With return on investment being achieved in 2.79 months, the business would see an estimated $99,240 first year benefit and $116,172 benefit in the second year to devote towards additional support for managing the DIDs inhouse.
Together, through this collaborative solution, Porting.com, Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, and Peerless Network aim to grant local number control to providers who have yet to realize their most important business asset.
From CSR/LSR to SV activation and every step in between, Porting.com features full-service solutions for local number porting, CSR/LSR, LSMS, and local number query. With the most technologically-advanced, user- and developer-friendly TPP management and SOA platform on the market, as well as the only provider to include APIs with each subscription at no additional cost, Porting.com is leading the industry in LNP automation.
Global Strategic Accountants, LLC was formed in 2002 with the goal of providing superior telecommunications consulting services and solutions to help clients meet their business needs. They are among the most recognized telecommunications consulting firms in the country and are a dynamic business spearheaded by industry leaders with proven track records of providing unparalleled first-class service to meet compliance and customer needs. Under their guidance, they are able to define clear objectives, deliver topnotch work, and meet deadlines to effectively provide assistance when businesses need it most.
The overriding goal at Peerless Network, a leading international telecommunications company, is to simplify the interconnection process of telecommunication systems and enhance competitiveness in emerging markets. Peerless does this by building solutions that help customers lower their costs, scale more efficiently, enter new markets faster, and improve the quality of service they deliver to their own customers. A perfect example of this strategy is the successful implementation and support of Enhanced Service Providers becoming Interconnected VoIP Providers. Peerless Network worked closely with a national, leading VoIP Provider to test and prove to the FCC that VoIP Providers can manage their own DIDs and network requirements. This has led to the successful Interconnected VoIP status at the FCC, also known as VoIP Evolution.
Peerless offers a complete line of tandem, end-office, domestic and international long distance, toll-free, local, value-added platforms and services designed specifically to enhance competitiveness in the telecom market. Long Distance Providers, Wireless Carriers, Cable Companies, CLECs, VoIP and Enhanced Service Providers and telecom-intensive Enterprises all rely on Peerless Network to provide high-quality and innovative services, at market-driven rates.