SOURCE: Telcordia

July 14, 2008 08:18 ET

Mexico Number Portability Goes Live With Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse

Telcordia Quickly Rolls Out Number Portability for Mexico's 98 Million Mobile and Wireline Subscribers in Less Than 4 Months From Contract Award

MEXICO CITY and PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - The choice and convenience that wireline and wireless number portability provides is now a reality in Mexico. Just four months after awarding the number portability clearinghouse contract to Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, wireline, and mobile telecommunications software and services, the solution was successfully deployed in advance of the national July 5, 2008 go-live date. Telcordia, selected Neoris, a global business and IT consulting company, as its partner for the nationwide implementation. Now, service providers in the region can turn a regulatory requirement into a competitive advantage as they focus on quickly bringing the benefits of number portability to Mexico's wireline and mobile subscribers.

La Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (COFETEL), Mexico's telecommunications regulator, and the telecommunication service providers awarded the country's number portability clearinghouse contract to Telcordia in March 2008. At the core of the solution is the market leading Telcordia® Number Portability Clearinghouse, which makes it easy for wireline and mobile service providers to comply with number portability mandates by serving as a central number repository and a central point to process number porting transactions. The database administration will be managed by Neoris, Telcordia's partner in Mexico.

Telcordia and Neoris were able to deploy the system in advance of COFETEL's July 5, 2008 deadline. With this rollout, Telcordia brings its extensive history of innovation and experience and Neoris' proven track record of system integration and hosted services to Mexico, which has more than 98 million wireline and wireless subscribers. Mexico joins the rapidly growing list of countries eager to offer number portability to give consumers and businesses more telecom choices, as specified by Cofetel.

"Mexico's deployment of the Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse underscores our global leadership and ability to deliver a proven platform that can be rolled out quickly to meet tight deployment timeframes in any environment while still providing low total cost of ownership," said Richard Jacowleff, President, Interconnection Solutions, Telcordia. "Telcordia's track record with number portability around the world, combined with Neoris' experience as the largest IT consultant and system integrator in Mexico, enables us to deliver premium number portability services in the region. With the addition of this selection in Mexico, Telcordia has now been selected to deliver number portability solutions by 12 countries, serving nearly 700 million subscribers."

"Telcordia and Neoris' depth and breadth of experience will enable a streamlined, efficient and optimal number portability experience in Mexico," said Carlos Manuel Perez, responsible for the Neoris North Region in México. "We are proud to be at the core of such a significant milestone and step forward for Mexico's telecom market."

For additional information about Telcordia number portability solutions visit http://www.telcordia.com/services/number_portability/index.html. For general information about Telcordia, visit www.telcordia.com. For information about Neoris, please visit www.neoris.com

About Telcordia

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia has the experience and reach to deliver the critical elements of success to help communication providers worldwide deploy innovative and profitable new services via any network or device while helping carriers aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)

About Neoris

Neoris is a global business and IT consulting company that specializes in nearshore outsourcing, value-added consulting, and emerging technologies. Neoris is the largest IT consulting and systems integration company in Mexico and the second largest in Latin America. Neoris offers systems integration, custom application development, IT consulting, and software deployment and support solutions. The company is a leading provider of nearshore outsourcing services through a global delivery model leveraging six worldwide software development centers. In 2007, Neoris was ranked among the Top 5 Best Performing IT Service Providers in the Global Services 100. Headquartered in Miami (FL), Neoris has operations in the US, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Neoris is a subsidiary of CEMEX. For more information, visit www.neoris.com.

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