Local Service Provider (LSP) = Any provider (e.g., voice provider, data provider) that administers and bills local exchange and related services for the end user. The following terms identify LSPs with specific roles during the porting process:
- New Local Service Provider (NLSP) - The local provider of record following the completion of the porting process.
- Old Local Service Provider (OLSP) - The local provider of record prior to the porting process.
Network Service Provider (NSP) = Carrier that provides the facilities and switch/equipment components needed to make up an end user’s local telecommunications service. The following terms identify NSPs with specific roles during the porting process:
- New Network Service Provider (NNSP) - The network provider of record following the completion of the porting process.
- Old Network Service Provider (ONSP) - The network provider of record prior to the porting process.
CSR = Customer Service Record
DSL = Digital Subscriber Loop
FOC = Firm Order Confirmation
FRS = Functional Requirements Specification
ICP = Inter-carrier Communication Process
IIS = Interoperability Interface Specifications
LSMS = Local Service Management System
LSR = Local Service Request
NPAC = Number Portability Administration Center
PSTN = Public Switched Telephone Network
SOA = Service Order Activation
SP = Service Provider
SV = Subscription Version
TN = Telephone Number
“via the SOA interface” = generic description for one of the following: the SOA CMIP association, LTI or contacting NPAC personnel
WPR = Wireless Port Request
WPRR = Wireless Port Request Response