Cable & Telecom

CRTC makes number portability process easier

OTTAWA – The CRTC is hoping to simplify the number portability process by expanding access to the Canadian Number Portability Administration Centre Service Management System to third parties.Number portability enables a customer to keep the same telephone number when changing telecommunications service providers within the same exchange. The NPAC/SMS is used by local exchange carriers (LECs) and wireless carriers to conduct the number portability process. The Commission initially limited access to the NPAC/SMS for the purpose of porting telephone numbers between LECs and subsequently expanded this access to include wireless carriers.After receiving a request to expand access by from the Canadian Local...