netnumber Releases Number Check Solution to Simplify FCC Compliance and Communications Validation in North America

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Real-Time & Easy-to-Use Attribute Reporting Reduces Complexity, Increases Intelligent Phone Data’s Usability and Accessibility and Eases Compliance with Evolving FCC Mandates

BOSTON — March 18, 2024 — netnumber, the world-leading provider of phone number intelligence data, is proud to announce a significant investment with new capabilities to one of its leading core services for the North American market: Number Check (NumeriCheck). Since its launch in April of 2023, Number Check has been a leading tool for evaluating the validity of a phone number anywhere in the world, providing crucial insights that support more thorough communications verification and validation practices for brands, enterprises, and communications service providers. Now, netnumber is introducing a new capability into the Number Check service for North America called Instant Validation. Number Check’s powerful new approach provides immediately actionable information derived from netnumber’s proprietary confidence index (nnCI) to help customers with decision making based on behaviors of phone numbers across the ecosystem. Instant Validation is a real-time service that is easy to integrate with its simplified output of an advanced machine learning model.

With clearer phone number intelligence results in hand, customers in North America are better positioned to know their ecosystem inside and out with a frictionless, accurate and reliable feedback system that delivers actionable, accessible insights about every number present in their business environment. This proprietary solution’s ability to provide ecosystem visibility helps users improve message delivery performance, enhance user experiences, reduce transaction costs from communicating with invalid or illegitimate numbers, avert risk by identifying inactive phone numbers and validate new phone numbers entering their ecosystem. The result is greater control, reduced costs, enhanced security and more — even in rapidly growing and evolving communications environments.

Number Check arrives in time to assist providers with a 2023 FCC order that requires mobile wireless providers to implement new blocking capabilities for mobile messages. Beginning in September, the FCC will require mobile wireless providers to block texts purporting to be from North American Numbering Plan (NANP) numbers on a reasonable Do-Not-Originate (DNO) list. This includes messages that use invalid, unallocated, or unused numbers, and NANP numbers for which the subscriber to the number has requested that texts purporting to originate from that number be blocked. Number Check will support service provider efforts to comply with this new requirement by offering an additional tool that will help identify numbers that should be blocked according to the FCC order.

“Across North America, regulatory pressure is increasing as the demand for more trusted, reliable communications grows. Players in the mobile ecosystem should always be seeking to maximize their visibility into their communications, and the upcoming FCC order serves to underscore the critical importance of validation and verification,” comments Steve Legge, President and CEO of netnumber. “Our product portfolio is built to not only deliver the very best, most intelligent, real-time resources for providers in these ecosystems, but to help them easily keep pace with the rate of change and optimization within the industry. Our latest update to Number Check reflects our dedication to staying ahead of industry requirements and always identifying ongoing opportunities for increased value on behalf of our customers.”

To learn more about netnumber, visit www.netnumber.com.

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About netnumber:
netnumber is the world-leading provider of phone number intelligence data, recognized in Inc. magazine’s prestigious Power Partner Awards in the Communications Platform category. At the forefront of telecommunications for over two decades, the company delivers market-leading real-time number data and routing solutions to Enterprises as well as
Messaging and Communication Service Providers, powering communication networks globally, strengthening security and combating fraud. By integrating its comprehensive collection of global number databases, netnumber Services Registry, and other data sets, netnumber Global Data Services provides an unparalleled range of solutions that underpin number portability, routing and billing of voice and data services.

To learn more about netnumber, visit netnumber.com or follow the company on LinkedInX or Facebook.

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