Bloomberg reports that US trade bodies, including wireless association CTIA, have backed Ericsson’s selection to replace Neustar in offering number portability in the US. This comes after Neustar has been applying pressure on the the FCC to reopen bidding.
This signals some frustration in the industry that the selection process is dragging on, with the latter stages turning in to a scrap over the process rather than evaluation of capability and value for money.
Neustar has been on the ropes for some months, and probably has had no choice but to fight back with every possible angle it has, with the increasingly likely prospect that they will lose the US number portability contract that accounts for around 50% of their annual revenue.
Read the full story here at Bloomberg.