A number search engine developed to provide easy and quick access to information on various number/data resources.
With the advent of Mobile Number Portability, the freedom of information act along with the simple desire for more efficient and effective performance of duties, there is a very relevant need for accessing specific number information accurately and in real-time. The ANQ solution was setup initially to help resolve the issues caused by Number Portability. These issues were caused because number portability allowed subscribers to port a mobile number from one network to another. This meant that the standard number ranges for specific operators were no longer relevant. The ANQ solution helped to properly identify the network that specific numbers belonged to. While that was the initial start, the solution has now been expanded to properly and accurately identify different number types such as BVN, TINS, RC#’s etc and the information associated with them.
The system has also been expanded to include number range for other countries that have implemented Mobile Number Portability as well as other information such as short codes.
The ANQ service allows third parties, through the API, HTTP and FTP channels to query the database and check their data against that of the application. The service can be used as a real time check before routing calls, a means of updating existing databases for future service delivery or a means of validating records and information submitted for approval.