He pointed out that Neustar’s customer intelligence service offering grew 12% YoY in Q3 and its customer targeting and activation offering grew 15% YoY. Additionally, strong sales in Q4 2013 and Q1 2014, particularly in retail, paid off in the latest quarter.
Neustar, after all, might lose a contract providing technology that lets United States consumers move their phone number to different carriers.
Since Neustar’s Q2 call, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recommended that Swedish Internet communications provider Ericsson should be awarded the contract. Neustar isn’t going down without a fight: “What is clear is the vendor selection process has been deeply flawed since its implementation,” Hook said.
What isn't clear is when a final decision will be made.
“The FCC has not announced any timeline for its decision making, and I would hesitate to speculate,” Hook said.