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A new report from Mobile Competency (www.mobilecompetency.com), an independent analyst firm for the mobile and wireless market based in North Providence, R.I., finds that CIOs and IT managers should avoid wireless number portability (WNP
) until at least spring 2004 because the industry is clearly not ready to meet the demand.
The block in question is the domain of local number portability and wireless number portability--LNP and WNP
. Number portability refers to the practice by which a consumer can switch telecom providers without switching phone numbers.