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Portability

The character of benefits that may be carried from a previous job to the next.

Portability

The ability to take one's benefits, particularly health insurance, from one job to another. Some U.S. states require health insurance companies to offer portability. It exists to protect people from the possibility that they will lose their health insurance and be unable to acquire a new policy because of a pre-existing condition that develops between acquiring the first policy and looking for a second.
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PortExchange(TM) can be used independently or fully integrated with a carrier's OSS, point-of-sale and other number portability systems.
DSET's extensive experience in developing and deploying LSMS and Local Service Order Administration (LSOA) solutions enables Nortel Networks to meet the needs of a broad range of service providers - national and international, wireline and wireless -- for number portability and other network solutions.
Almost all major service providers in North America use the combined solution for number portability.
While number portability was mandated by federal legislation, it's interesting to note that the Georgia PSC was the leader nationally in developing the framework BellSouth is using to implement the service in its region.
The Southwest Region Portability Company is a joint venture of telecommunications companies organized to administer the implementation of local number portability in the Southwest region, in accordance with schedules established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Texas Public Utilities Commission and other state regulatory authorities.
MCAC's members believe that the LRN system meets the nine criteria established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 27 as part of its rules that require local telephone companies to implement local number portability in the country's largest 100 markets by December 31, 1998.
Focused on reducing the overall cost of numerical algorithm development and reuse in different disciplines, the Numerical Mathematics Consortium is committed to ensuring algorithm portability through standardizing core mathematical definitions, algorithm interchangeability and function semantics.
A better alternative is the approach currently being employed in New York state which represents a more equitable way to implement local number portability quickly and efficiently.
Number portability is a signal policy, a marker that a regulator is serious about fostering competition in the market to the benefit of the ordinary consumer.
2014-18, which provides an automatic extension for certain taxpayers to elect portability of the deceased spousal unused exclusion (DSUE).
March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iconectiv, the worldwide leader in number portability administration, announced today that it has been selected as the new number portability administrator in Peru.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) here today released recommendations on Full Mobile Number Portability (Pan-India Number Portability) in the country.