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1 North American Portability Management LLC 1 NAPM LLC MEMBERSHIP INTRODUCTION

2 North American Portability Management LLC 2 What is the NAPM LLC The NAPM LLC is a Delaware Limited Liability Company Was formed for the purpose of engaging in business activities related to the development and implementation of policies for number portability in the 7 NPAC regions of the United States (see slide 3) The NAPM, LLC membership is currently made up of companies from a cross section of the industry with members from: Wireless Wireline Cable VoIP

3 North American Portability Management LLC 3 Alaska Hawaii Region # 2 West Coast Region # 3 Mid-West Region # 4 Southeast Region # 1 West Region # 6 Southwest Region # 5 Mid-Atlantic Region # 7 Northeast NPAC United States Region Map

4 North American Portability Management LLC 4 NAPM LLC History With the introduction of Local Competition the FCC ordered Local Number Portability This required a national data base to facilitate the routing of calls to ported numbers The FCC in the 2 nd Report and Order required LLC’s be formed to manage the data base administrator In the beginning there were seven separate LLCs, one for each of the seven regions In 1999 the seven LLC consolidated into one and it became the NAPM LLC

5 North American Portability Management LLC 5 What is the purpose of the LLC? Purpose of the LLC is to engage in business activities related to implementing Number Portability and Pooling for telecommunications services in accordance with orders and directions from the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”). Responsibilities include the management of the Master Agreement (Contract) with the third party vendor chosen to serve as the NPAC administrator including the following:

6 North American Portability Management LLC 6 Master Agreement Oversight NPAC Vendor Contract management and negotiations, (i.e. Pricing) Ensures appropriate use of NPAC data as outlined in the NPAC/SMS User Agreement between User and NPAC Administrator The LLC ensures completion of Agreements between the LLC and the vendor that enhance NPAC functionality Monitor the performance of the NPAC Administrator by using a set of Metrics and Measurements that conform to industry standards

7 North American Portability Management LLC NAPM LLC Meetings The NAPM LLC meets once a month. Alternating face to face meetings and conference calls every other month. Members are not required to attend face to face meetings in person. A conference bridge is set up for all meetings. However, members are encouraged to attend face to face meetings in person to maximize productive meetings. Meetings are divided in two portions, one portion is open to the public and the second portion is closed to the public for company confidential matters. All meetings are facilitated using “Roberts Rules Of Order”. Face to face meetings are one and a half days and conference call meetings are one day in length. When necessary meetings can be continued and in special cases emergency meetings can be called. In most cases face to face meetings are held at member company locations. Regular meeting schedules are determined and communicated for the year in advance. 7

8 North American Portability Management LLC Becoming A Member Potential members must qualify to be a member (see slide 10) Cost to join: One time $10,000 initial Capital Contribution. Prorated share of current member yearly Capital Call amount. (Prorated share is Capital Call amount divided by 12 then times remaining months in budget period). Budget period runs from April 1 st to March 31 st. Capital Calls have averaged about $34,000 per year over the past 7 years depending on budget requirements and number of members. The NAPM LLC Budget is based on funds necessary to run the company including but not limited to NAPM Project Executive Travel, Attorney’s fees, Director’s and Officer’s insurance, etc. Once it is determined that a potential member qualifies to be a member, an application is submitted and approved. The potential member requests an invoice upon approval of application. Membership begins when the NAPM LLC Treasurer receives the initial Capital Contribution and the pro rated Capital Call for the current year. 8

9 North American Portability Management LLC 9 Benefits of membership As the industry grows, members have a responsibility to help manage the impacts of rapid growth The industry has become more complex and requires participation from a cross section of industry members to provide a more balanced view of industry needs Member companies become a part of the decision making team (each member has an equal vote) Member companies can help steer the future of LNP/WLNP, help with financial planning and business management decision making NAPM LLC participation provides an opportunity to be involved with the industry in how LNP/WLNP is managed and deployed

10 North American Portability Management LLC NAPM LLC Membership Qualification Requirements 1.A carrier must be an authorized carrier that has the authority under state law and the FCC to engage in the provision to the public of facilities based wireline or CMRS Local Exchange Telecommunication Services in any state in any of the United States regions, or have intent to become authorized within six months, or be a: a) Class 1 standalone interconnected VoIP provider that obtains numbering resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and the Pooling Administrator (PA) and connects directly to the PSTN, or b) Class 2 interconnected VoIP provider that partners with a facilities-based Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) authorized carrier to obtain numbering resources and connectivity to the PSTN via the authorized carrier partner. 2.The carrier must be porting numbers in at least one of the United States regions or has delivered to the NAPM LLC a written declaration of the carrier's intention to port numbers within six months after the date of admission as a member of the NAPM LLC. 3.The carrier must either have entered into a User Agreement with respect to the NPAC/SMS or delivered to the NAPM LLC a written declaration of it's intention to enter into a User Agreement upon commencement of porting. 4. The carrier must not otherwise be prohibited by the FCC or any state regulatory authority from becoming a member. 10

11 North American Portability Management LLC 11 For more information contact NAPM LLC Co-Chairs Tim Kagele Office Phone: Timothy Decker Office Phone: NAPM LLC New Member Sub-Team Chair Jan Doell Office Phone:


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