Number Portability – How important is it and why should I care?
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Number portability (NP) is currently operational in over 90 countries and this number is growing every year. NP data is critical for traffic routing of SMS, MMS and voice. Without it, it's impossible for communication service providers (CSPs) to route such traffic accurately and cost-effectively. However, it is very complex to integrate NP data for all these countries due to different formats and different commercial terms.
Join NetNumber and Heavy Reading for a webinar that will examine the state of NP service delivery and discuss the findings of a survey focused on the strategic markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Topics to be discussed include:
Preferred NP routing data architectures
NP SP selection attributes
NP routing data implementation challenges
Jim Hodges, Research Director – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bioJohn Coleman, Senior Director of Global Sales, NetNumber | bio
Catalin Badea, Director, Product Management Data Services, NetNumber | bio
Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the service assurance and security impact of the virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as billing and service assurance transformation implications. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.
John Coleman is the Sr. Director of Global Sales, GDS, where he manages the sales and account management activities for NetNumber’s Global Data Services business. John is responsible for driving the company’s focus for delivering extraordinary value to communication service providers with flexible voice and messaging solutions, as well as market leading data solutions to enterprises that are seeking better actionable insights for risk and verification applications.
John has been consistently successful in various sales and management roles for various companies targeting markets in the telecom information service industry for over 20 years, including Neustar and TARGUS Information Services.
Prior to that John served in sales and executive management roles for hosted telecom service bureaus that processed financial and telecom billing systems for direct marketing firms.
Catalin Badea is the Director, Product Management Data Services for NetNumber. In this forward-thinking role, Catalin works closely with NetNumber’s customers and prospects to define new features, new services and keeps abreast of the latest industry trends.
Prior to joining NetNumber, Catalin worked for tyntec, a CPaaS provider based in Germany, where he managed the A2P Messaging and Number Information Services business line. There he had responsibilities for product management, sales, procurement and operations.
Catalin got his start in telecommunications industry with Vodafone in Romania, where he held several product management and customer service roles.
John serves as President of BitPath, a consortium of broadcasters that is planning the transition of member stations to ATSC 3.0 ("NextGen") and developing platforms to support new businesses that exploit the advanced capabilities of the NextGen broadcasting standard. BitPath is creating a nationwide data distribution network leveraging the enormous data distribution capacity of hundreds of leading television broadcast stations.
Prior to joining BitPath John was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Pillsbury, a global law firm with a leading technology practice, where he primarily focused on counseling clients in telecom, media and technology sectors. He was deeply involved in matters related to the development and regulatory approval of ATSC 3.0.
A "go-to" advisor on spectrum matters, before joining Pillsbury John led a large satellite and wireless network development group. He has also served in executive positions with NBC, Lockheed Martin, and New World Communications Group. He is the inventor or co-inventor of four patents related to wireless and satellite spectrum and secure authentication.
Winston Caldwell received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University and his Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California with over twenty-five years of electrical engineering experience. He is the Vice President of Advanced Engineering at Fox Corporation. In the past, he has served as a Systems Engineer in the servers and storage industry with EMC Corporation and as a Senior Engineer in the aerospace industry with the Boeing Company.
Madeleine Noland is the President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. Widely respected for her consensus-building leadership style, she chaired the ATSC technology group that oversees the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard before being named ATSC President in May 2019. Previously, she chaired various ATSC 3.0-related specialist groups, ad hoc groups and implementation teams since 2012.
A 15-year industry veteran, Noland held key technology management and standards roles at Backchannelmedia Inc., Telvue Corp. and LG Electronics. She received TV NewsCheck's "2019 Futurist" Women in Technology Award and was named one of 2018's "Powerful Women in Consumer Technology" by Dealerscope magazine. In 2016, she received the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts
Ralph Brown founded Brown Wolf Consulting LLC after retiring from CableLabs® where he was CTO and responsible for leading CableLabs’ Research and Development staff in delivering innovative technology to the cable industry. In this role, he led research and development in a broad range of areas, including: Hybrid Fiber-Coax, Optical, and Wireless Network Technologies, as well as Open Source Software, Security, and Technology Policy. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading opportunities for convergence across all of CableLabs programs. During this period he also served on the Board of Directors for SCTE/ISBE, the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), and Kyrio®.
Prior to CableLabs, Mr. Brown worked for [email protected] as Chief Architect, Set-top Systems where he worked on broadband applications for set-top terminals and entertainment devices. Before joining [email protected], he worked for Time Warner Cable as Chief Software Architect in their Advanced Engineering Department where he worked on the Orlando Full Service Network and was a key contributor the Time Warner Cable Pegasus Program.
Mr. Brown earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Master’s thesis was in the field of Speech Recognition. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina State University.
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