Tests of NPREQ (Number Portability Request) software with Illuminet went smoothly, and within weeks, Illuminet was ready to receive and reply accurately to "live" queries routed from Cellular One's switch to NACN and on to Illuminet's database.
Wireless carriers with switches similar to ours who are connected directly to NACN, as we are, may be able to take advantage of Illuminet's NP services very easily because no additional A links are necessary.
We're pleased to be working with the NACN
and supplying the products they need to promote and deploy IS-124," said Jeff Curtis, vice president, Vertel Wireless Applications Business Unit.
AVS allows anytime/anywhere roaming via independent nationwide SS7 connectivity through Illuminet, NACN
or InLink, providing a complete roaming-fraud-prevention service to home carriers whose subscribers travel to other service areas.