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November 17, 2003

By Vince Vittore

The FCC has unleashed what could someday be known as the first deconstructive phase of telecom by allowing number portability between wireline and wireless. While wireline telcos bemoaned the decision and consumer advocates - and some wireless carriers - rejoiced, the move is certain to push the industry out of some old habits, many of which were born of regulatory absurdity. In fact, the FCC's decision is another step in tearing down boundaries that have long been held dear by the industry.

Unlike most dilemmas facing telecom, the devil isn't necessarily in the details. Fighting over details such as how to achieve portability between various communication modes will garner headlines in the short term, but it won't halt the move into deconstruction.

The decision to allow consumers to port their numbers from wireline to wireless and vice versa (though it's hard to imagine much porting away from wireless) hints at a basic concept held dear by the U.S. telecom market: Phone numbers are assigned by the North American Numbering Plan and affixed to physical locations and carriers.

It's the way things have always worked, and it makes issues such as the Byzantine world of settlements only slightly less difficult. The FCC's move shifts ownership of those numbers to consumers, most of whom don't care about the NANP, access charges or interLATA settlements. They just want freedom of choice among carriers, if the analysts are to be believed. As many as 15% of all users say they would consider dumping landline phones in favor of wireless, according to a Yankee Group survey.

In just over a week from the date on the cover of this magazine, the concept of affixing a phone number to a device is going to go the way of the step-by-step switch. In essence, it introduces a disruptive concept - which, in the history of the industry, usually is met with lawsuits and public carping about the dangers to the greater good.

Companies like Net2Phone, Vonage and ITXC have already shown that distance and LATA boundaries are no longer a relevant factor in telecom. Companies such as Microsoft and Sony, with voice-enhanced gaming consoles, are showing that the device doesn't have to look like a phone to provide voice service. And if you don't think AOL isn't already taking minutes off the public switched network with its nearly ubiquitous instant messaging software, which also includes voice capability, then you're not paying attention.

Stepping into the unknown is always frightening, but the industry has a choice: Go forward and fight on equal footing with opponents that are still relatively hamstrung by their size, or be dragged kicking and screaming into the new era.



 
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