Neustar Slams Telcordia's Ericsson Ties In FCC Contract Row

By Jimmy Hoover (September 13, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Neustar Inc. made its long-awaited plea Tuesday to scrap the Federal Communications Commission's clearance of Telcordia Technologies Inc. for a $460 million phone-number routing contract Neustar had held, telling the D.C. Circuit that Telcordia is unqualified as an "impartial" administrator given its connection to parent company Ericsson.

Neustar is challenging Telcordia's selection by the FCC to serve as the local number portability administrator. The LNPA oversees the system allowing consumers and businesses to hold on to phone numbers after switching service providers. Neustar has held the contract for 15 years, and it was worth more than $460 million in 2014....

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