FCC Select Somos as Numbering Plan and Pooling Coordinator


The FCC has announced that it has selected Somos as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and the Pooling Administrator (PA) under separate one-year bridge contracts. Somos, based in Orlando, FL, currently serves as the Commission’s toll-free number administrator, responsible for overseeing the toll-free number database. The designated NANPA provides numbering administration functions for telecommunications services while the PA serves as the Routing Number Administrator responsible for administering non-dialable numbers used for routing emergency calls and other purposes.

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