Neustar Continues to Provide Number Portability Services to the Canadian Telecommunications Industry

Sterling, VA - 2 August 2016

Canadian LNP Consortium Inc. Signs Agreement with Neustar through 2018 

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that the Canadian LNP Consortium Inc. (CLNPC) signed an agreement under which Neustar will continue to provide number portability services to the Canadian telecommunications industry through December 31, 2018.

Neustar has served as the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for both the United States of America and Canada for nearly two decades, providing critical infrastructure essential to accurate call routing, consumer choice and competition, and foundational support for the communications industry’s transition to IP networks.

“Neustar is excited to extend its relationship with the Canadian LNP Consortium and the telecommunications industry in Canada until the end of 2018,” said Steve Edwards, Senior Vice President, Data Solutions at Neustar, Inc. “This agreement benefits Canadian consumers and service providers and provides an opportunity to build on Neustar’s exceptional performance and customer support for the industry.”

CLNPC President and CEO Jacques Sarrazin noted, “The Canadian telecommunications industry has signaled its continued confidence in Neustar's ability to provide uninterrupted and reliable number portability services. We believe this step is critical to positioning the CLNPC in planning for 2019 and beyond, and we look forward to ongoing discussions with Neustar with respect to future requirements for number portability services in Canada.”

Every day, the world generates roughly 2.5 quadrillion bits of data. Neustar (NYSE: NSR) isolates certain elements and analyzes, simplifies and edits them to make precise and valuable decisions that drive results. As one of the few companies capable of knowing with certainty who is on the other end of every interaction, we’re trusted by the world’s great brands to make critical decisions some 20 billion times a day. We help marketers send timely and relevant messages to the right people. Because we can authoritatively tell a client exactly who is calling or connecting with them, we make critical real-time responses possible. And the same comprehensive information that enables our clients to direct and manage orders also stops attackers. We know when someone isn’t who they claim to be, which helps stop fraud and denial of service before they’re a problem. Because we’re also an experienced manager of some of the world’s most complex databases, we help clients control their online identity, registering and protecting their domain name, and routing traffic to the correct network address. By linking the most essential information with the people who depend on it, we provide more than 12,000 clients worldwide with decisions—not just data. 

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