The webpage is crafted slightly different than the other webpages of the website as it contains the information about both, ENUM
and CNAM Lookup modules.
PathFinder is a GSMA-managed service, operated by Neustar Inc, designed to provide an interoperable, industry-wide solution that enables the routing of global IP service interconnect traffic based on ENUM
technology and lowers the barrier to entry for service providers as they deploy current and future IP services.
In this respect, Mohammad Al Ganem, TRA Director General, commented: "The .ae Domain Administration (.aeDA) has proven to possess an excellent capability to manage the .ae country code top level domain from both administrative and technical perspectives in compliance with International best practices, hence, accordingly, the TRA delegated .aeDA to operate the ENUM
(971) internet zone for the UAE."
Supported by Bharti, Lleida.net, mobilkom austria, SMART, Telekom Austria, Telecom Italia and Telenor, the PathFinder service pilot achieved an industry first by successfully exchanging international packet voice and MMS traffic enabled via a global, fully-interoperable deployment of Carrier ENUM
, validating ENUM
as an effective solution to IP-based routing and interconnection.
enables the use of Internet-based communication channels when only the receiver's telephone number is known, or only a telephone handset is available.
The US government came out in favor of accelerating ENUM
plans in February 2003, but little has happened since, as the telecommunications, cable and internet industries try to hammer out the details of how implementation should happen.
The Department of Commerce said it will work with the State Department and the Federal Communications Commission to help set up the ENUM
Under the proposed ENUM
protocol, and subject to national authorities and end-user approval, it will be possible for consumers to use a single number to access many types of terminals and services, such as: phone, fax, e-mail, pager, mobile telephones, websites or any other services available through an Internet addressing scheme.