Somos Dials Ericsson to Manage North American Toll-Free Number Registry

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Ericsson Operations Engine is set to manage Somos’ North American Toll-Free Number Registry

As part of this effort, more than 42 million Toll-Free Numbers (TFN) in North America will be managed by the Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Ericsson Operations Engine in a new deal with Somos, administrator of the SMS/800 TFN Registry.

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The registry will be evolved with cloud-native application development services from the Ericsson Operations Engine portfolio during the five-year deal – including the ability to design, develop and test new software features for the SMS/800 TFN Registry application. The business-critical application is central to Somos’ mandate to provide trusted, reliable and modern Toll-Free Number registry services to its customers.

The new deal extends a 20-year partnership between Ericsson and Somos, including the building and enhancement of an application to support Somos’ existing SMS/800 TFN.

William Carter, Chief Operating Officer, Somos, says: “Ericsson has been a trusted partner of Somos for more than 20 years and this partnership has been instrumental in allowing us to continue to modernize and provide critical services to our customer. With Ericsson’s support, we can trust our services will be online 24/7, especially during crucial times such as these.”

Amy McCune, Vice President and Head of Managed Services, Ericsson North America, says: “Bringing the power of the Ericsson Operations Engine to Somos’ SMS/800 TFN Registry is just the next step in our long history with the organization. We look forward to rolling out this innovative solution and bringing the power of AI to Somos’ critical platform. We’re proud to work with Somos to keep America running, especially during this pandemic when we’re helping Somos support critical industries like healthcare.”

Somos is a leading provider of trusted registry management and data solutions. Somos serves as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator and the Pooling Administrator for more than 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers. Somos operates the SMS/800 TFN Registry for more than 42 million toll-free numbers in North America.