Panama: Numeric Portability to Cost $ 11.4 Million

The proposed numeric portability in mobile telephone services is scheduled to start in 2010.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wilfredo Jordán wrote in Prensa.com: "Telephone Service Operators have to invest $7.7 million. The reference entity will supply $2.5 million (the cost to be shared between Asep and the operators), as well as $1 million in advertising and $200 thousand in other expenses that the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP by its initials in Spanish) will cover. Numeric portability is the right that telephone customers have of changing phone service providers while keeping their land line or mobile phone numbers."

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Honduras: Number Portability Awarded to Norwegian Company

January 2014

Systor International will be responsible for managing the porting process, which will be funded by operators of frequencies for mobile phones.

Authorities from the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), as well as executives from the mobile operators Tigo, Claro and Hondutel confirmed that the Norwegian company Systor International will is responsible for the operation, administration and management of the central database for the number portability process.

El Salvador Presents Number Portability Regulation

March 2011

Authorities have put to public debate regulations for number portability.

According to the document submitted by the Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET), "A consumer can voluntarily change phone operators while retaining his mobile or landline number at no cost."

New Date for Number Portability Bids in Panama

July 2010

Proposals to provide the equipment for the project should now be received by 19 August.

The contract is to supply, install and provide technical support for equipment to enable people to keep their telephone number when they change providers.

Proposals for the $3.4 million Number Portability project will be managed the Panamanian Public Services Authority (ASEP), which will carry out all administrative operations with telecommunications service providers. Tenders are expected to be turnkey solutions for an All Call Query (ACQ) setup.

Panama: New Invitation to Tender for Number Portability Project

July 2010

After all bids were declared void, the terms and conditions for the purchase of equipment and leasing of a data center are being reviewed.

The Panamanian Public Services Authority (ASEP) has met with members of the public acquisitions directorate with a view to improving the bid specifications for the project that will enable people to keep their telephone number when they change providers.

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