NeuStar Launches Initiative to Further The Convergence of Telephony and the Internet

NeuStar's Public Trial of ENUM Standards Starts Today



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from NeuStar, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- NeuStar,
 Inc., a neutral, third-party provider of mission-critical database and
 clearinghouse services to the communications industry, announced today the
 start of the public test phase of its testing of the global ENUM standard.
 The ENUM protocol, approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) last
 year as RFC 2916, translates an international telephone number into a series
 of Internet addresses or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).  The ENUM protocol
 can also be applied to a number of additional services such as unified
 addressing for fax machines, e-mail, instant messaging and web sites.  In this
 way, ENUM enables telephones to access Internet services and information, and
 vice versa.
     NeuStar's public trial is designed to allow equipment manufacturers and
 service providers to test certain ENUM functionalities using a publicly shared
 database of numbers.
     "With ENUM, we have arrived at the apex of true convergence," said Jeff
 Ganek, Chairman and CEO of NeuStar, Inc.  "In recent years, market forces have
 been driving greater consolidation of data and voice networks within the
 enterprise and the home.  By streamlining these networks, the end result is
 lower maintenance and telecommunications costs.  These cost savings, along
 with providing new services, enable ENUM to fulfill the promise of IP
 telephony and becomes the industry standard.  This means that by simply keying
 in a phone number into PCs, laptops or other Internet-enabled devices,
 consumers will be able to use the Internet to make a telephone ring anywhere
 in the world."
     NeuStar takes a leadership position in the development of a variety of
 technologies for the telecommunications industry, one of them being ENUM
 adoption.  In fact, NeuStar's Senior Technical Industry Liaison, Richard
 Shockey, is the Co-Chair of the IETF.  NeuStar invites interested parties to
 visit the official Web site for NeuStar's ENUM public trial at
 http://www.enum.org, to access details about the development of the global
 ENUM standard, to become a trial participant and to receive ongoing news
 updates about the ENUM protocol and its implications.
     NeuStar's role in the deployment of the ENUM protocol is derived from
 experience in helping the telecommunications industry create rapid and
 technically sophisticated solutions.  NeuStar has developed state-of-the art
 numbering technology solutions which include Internet based (IP) number
 portability.  NeuStar also has deep experience in another emerging Internet
 telephony standard, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), which refers to the
 initiation of interactive communications sessions between users.
 
     About NeuStar
     NeuStar, Inc., is a neutral, third-party provider of database and
 clearinghouse services that enables communications networks to interoperate.
 Based in Washington D.C., NeuStar administers crucial public resources
 (telephone numbers), manages vital real-time network routing databases (number
 portability routing registry) and streamlines payment services for
 communications service providers.  Visit NeuStar online at www.neustar.com.
 
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SOURCE NeuStar, Inc.
    WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- NeuStar,
 Inc., a neutral, third-party provider of mission-critical database and
 clearinghouse services to the communications industry, announced today the
 start of the public test phase of its testing of the global ENUM standard.
 The ENUM protocol, approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) last
 year as RFC 2916, translates an international telephone number into a series
 of Internet addresses or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).  The ENUM protocol
 can also be applied to a number of additional services such as unified
 addressing for fax machines, e-mail, instant messaging and web sites.  In this
 way, ENUM enables telephones to access Internet services and information, and
 vice versa.
     NeuStar's public trial is designed to allow equipment manufacturers and
 service providers to test certain ENUM functionalities using a publicly shared
 database of numbers.
     "With ENUM, we have arrived at the apex of true convergence," said Jeff
 Ganek, Chairman and CEO of NeuStar, Inc.  "In recent years, market forces have
 been driving greater consolidation of data and voice networks within the
 enterprise and the home.  By streamlining these networks, the end result is
 lower maintenance and telecommunications costs.  These cost savings, along
 with providing new services, enable ENUM to fulfill the promise of IP
 telephony and becomes the industry standard.  This means that by simply keying
 in a phone number into PCs, laptops or other Internet-enabled devices,
 consumers will be able to use the Internet to make a telephone ring anywhere
 in the world."
     NeuStar takes a leadership position in the development of a variety of
 technologies for the telecommunications industry, one of them being ENUM
 adoption.  In fact, NeuStar's Senior Technical Industry Liaison, Richard
 Shockey, is the Co-Chair of the IETF.  NeuStar invites interested parties to
 visit the official Web site for NeuStar's ENUM public trial at
 http://www.enum.org, to access details about the development of the global
 ENUM standard, to become a trial participant and to receive ongoing news
 updates about the ENUM protocol and its implications.
     NeuStar's role in the deployment of the ENUM protocol is derived from
 experience in helping the telecommunications industry create rapid and
 technically sophisticated solutions.  NeuStar has developed state-of-the art
 numbering technology solutions which include Internet based (IP) number
 portability.  NeuStar also has deep experience in another emerging Internet
 telephony standard, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), which refers to the
 initiation of interactive communications sessions between users.
 
     About NeuStar
     NeuStar, Inc., is a neutral, third-party provider of database and
 clearinghouse services that enables communications networks to interoperate.
 Based in Washington D.C., NeuStar administers crucial public resources
 (telephone numbers), manages vital real-time network routing databases (number
 portability routing registry) and streamlines payment services for
 communications service providers.  Visit NeuStar online at www.neustar.com.
 
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