In 2016, XConnect formed a team of Number Information and Data Protection experts who were very familiar with the industry’s leading number portability solutions. XConnect wanted to build richer number information services on a new platform to comply with new data protection philosophies, meet the performance needs of carriers and overcome the limited market choices between cheap, slow with poor data or good quality but expensive and inflexible.
A number portability service requires a global coverage, high accuracy through use of authoritative and supported data sources, flexible interfaces and commercial models, as well as carrier grade performance.
XConnect’s NPQ service provides access to global number portability information through a configurable and simple real-time query interface. NPQ uses the most authoritative data sources augmented through a managed partner network of HLR Lookup providers to maximise data quality and application suitability.