From the Broadband Telecommunications Handbook, the one-of-a-kind volume by renowned computing communications expert and instructor Bud Bates, comes this concise, practical guide to local number portability. Featured topics include the three flavors of LNP; basic LNP networks; number administration and call routing within the network; location routing number; using a database solution; triggering mechanisms; switching systems; and more. Within this concise excerpt you?ll find a special emphasis on key components and techniques for doing the job right. If you want to gain a top-to-bottom understanding of local number portability, start here. For other in-depth excerpts on telecommunications topics, see your eBookstore, where you?ll find more chapters from the Broadband Telecommunications Handbook.