ALERT

[LAST CHANCE] Data Layer: Modern Business, Defined

Local Number Portability (LNP)

Definition - What does Local Number Portability (LNP) mean?

Local number portability (LNP) is a service provided by a telecommunications service provider that enables users to port their telephone number in between different service providers and geographical locations. It allows users to keep the same land line or phone number while changing their local exchange carrier (LEC).

Techopedia explains Local Number Portability (LNP)

LNP primarily helps telecom end users access the existing number regardless of their physical location or the service provider being used. For example, through LNP, a local resident can carry/port an existing number even if they have moved to a new provider, a new home or even a new city.

Typically, LNP works through a local routing number (LRN) service that provides call routing service for telecommunication operators. In the U.S., LNP and LRN are managed by number portability administration centers (NPAC), which generate a new LRN each time a customer switches providers and send that LRN to the new provider to help them route calls for that number.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.