Pakistan MNP Database, set up by the mobile operators, selects Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse

March 23, 2007

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Pakistani residents will soon have more choice, thanks to the number portability contract between Telcordia ( and Pakistan MNP Database (Guarantee) Limited (PMD), the company set up by the mobile operators with the specific purpose of facilitating the implementation of mobile number portability (MNP). PMD will be using the Telcordia® Number Portability Clearinghouse solution as the centralized repository for number porting. The Telcordia solution will enable Pakistani residents to easily switch providers without the time and expense of changing phone numbers and offers service providers exciting, new opportunities to add customers and boost revenue. MNP has been implemented on March 23, 2007, the National Day of Pakistan.

"As the market leader in number portability, Telcordia offers a clear advantage not only in technology but also time-to-market, which is an important factor when dealing with regulatory timeframes," said Dr. Arshad Siddiqi, CEO, PMD. "We believe that Telcordia’s centralized clearinghouse solution is the most reliable option for bringing number portability to Pakistan and for ensuring increased choice and flexibility for Pakistani residents."

Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse makes it easy for wireline and mobile service providers to comply with portability mandates thanks to its accurate and nearly effortless interconnection process, which enables numbers to be easily ported between service providers. The system automates ordering, provisioning, notification and administration and allows service providers to rely on the same set of rules for handling port requests, so number exchanges can occur quickly and accurately.

Telcordia Technologies Inc.

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