Telecom Addressing Group


A dilemma has arisen in telecommunications because of the explosion of required telecommunication addresses, from ordinary telephone service to cellular, facsimile, modems and the like.

Our remedy is an advanced revenue-enhancing solution that increase the functionality of telephone addresses now in use by employing the proprietary Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System.

This telecommunication addressing predicament has arisen because the number of addresses requested for ancillary devices such as facsimile machines, cellular phones, modems and so forth has greatly outnumbered the anticipated increase in requested addresses, a projection based on plain old telephone service.

Rather than increasing the number of available telephone addresses, or as at present doing away with geographic-based area codes, a fully NANP-compatible patented addressing protocol is disclosed herein that increases the functionality of the available addresses already in service. This simple and convenient Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System (MTAS) solely requires reprogramming of the existing switching system without disturbing ordinary telephone service.

According to the MTAS protocol the symbols * and # act as mnemonic place markers specific to the device being accessed. These are combined specifically as doublets or triplets.

Using marker doublets for example a subscriber with the primary or base address

(xyz) 321-1234

can request independent sub-addresses using the MTAS format

(xyz) 321**1234    facsimile

(xyz) 321##1234   cellular

(xyz) 321#*1234      pager

(xyz) 321*#1234        ---       

with each sub-address operating autonomously and when required simultaneously, releasing for reuse the telephone addresses that had been originally assigned to these devices.

At a time when subscribers are being inundated by telecommunication devices, each requiring a separate address, the need for MTAS increases. The simple convenience of using a single base address rather than addresses for each device is very attractive to subscribers.

MTAS will be particularly amenable to address portability. Applying portability to the base address will carry with it all of its associated sub-addresses.

For special services triple symbols are provided by MTAS.   As an example of MTAS flexibility the triplet symbols ### embedded in the telephone addresses of agreeable subscribers would automatically reverse charges, eliminating the need for WATS services. Generally however triplet symbols are used for automatically dialed services such as reading of utility meters, fire or burglary alert systems, and so on.


MTAS services would be provided by the Local Exchange Carrier. The MTAS service would

After implementation MTAS has no effect on plain telephone service. MTAS is invisible until users subscribe to its services from their Local Exchange Carrier, much as users subscribe to Call Forwarding or Caller ID, but with rate schedules specific to the service provided. Consequently simple reprogramming telecommunication switching for MTAS will not affect operating telecommunication services. Hardware modifications are not required.

All of the options provided by MTAS are functional for each subscriber, but it is the subscriber's decision through the Local Exchange Carrier as to whether or not to activate the appropriate MTAS function.


At present the $220 billion telecommunication market in the NANP operating region requires nearly 200,000,000 unique identification addresses. This number is rapidly increasing and this requirement poses problems for addressing and system expansion, which relies on area coding. The objective of Telecom Addressing Group, which holds all patent rights to the Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System, is to eliminate this problem by means of MTAS services. MTAS is not only compatible with area coding but would eliminate the present need for the dedicated computers and access lines necessary for Wide Area Telecommunication Service (WATS).

Conservatively, roughly half of the addresses in use should be amenable to an MTAS solution: 100,000,000; the remainder being used by subscribers satisfied with simple telephone service. MTAS is a subscription service for individuals and particularly for corporations with multiple addresses for cellular phones, facsimile, and the like. They would be attracted to the simplicity and invisibility of MTAS services, along with its provision for WATS.

If a surcharge for such a subscription service provided by the Exchange Carrier were added to the regular monthly fee charged for each line the result would be a substantial increase in revenue. For example, if the monthly fee per line were $30 and the surcharge an additional 10% for MTAS cellular phone service, then this $3 per month would generate an additional revenue of some $300,000,000 per month. Depending on the number of subscribers interested, adding a facsimile line would produce similar benefits.

To effect such a change in the telecommunication system would require the approval of the North American Numbering Council (NANC) which oversees the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). At present NeuStar, Inc., Sterling, VA, administers NANP, with the requirement that they maintain neutrality and provide government mandated telecommunication-addressing portability.

The requirement for telecommunication-addressing portability, which not only is perfectly compatible with MTAS, but the recycling of newly freed telephone addresses would simplify portability.

MTAS is a fully patented operating protocol (US Patent 6,141,408). However the question of patent viability must still be addressed. While many patents concerning telecommunication have been patented and are being patented, in general they do not concern themselves with addressing. Obviously, once a single new addressing system is recommended by the NANC and then adopted by NANP, then all alternatives would be defunct. Hence the addressing system adopted would be the system employed by NANP over its entire telecommunication region, despite the availability of potential alternative systems. MTAS possesses the advantages of convenience and simplicity over any alternate system, if it were promptly implemented.

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