Several commissions will be created, for discussing technical, economic and legal subjects, indicated the National Authority for Public Services.
"...topics to be defined include technical specifications, biding terms for the lead entity for number portability, advancements on the upgrading of telecoms networks, calendar of activities, among others", reported Prensa in its website.
During 2013 there were 66.834 changes in suppliers, just over 1% of the number of active lines.
The figure is a slightly up from 2012, when 58,388 users switched providers during the same months.
According to Chilean firm LookUp, Panama ranks number three in Latin America in terms of the highest percentage of portability, surpassed only by Chile and Colombia, where the number of changes of provider represent 3.23% and 1.06% of the number of active lines.
From November the company Porting Access will provide telephone number portability services.
According to an article in Laprensa.com “The vice minister for Economy Frank De Lima, "... said at a news conference that the contract includes a tender item of U.S.$1.8 million to supply the equipment necessary for systems operation, and another $400,000 for the update and maintenance for a period of three years.
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