Panama: Offers Received for Data Center

Four companies have presented bids to provide data storage services for the number portability project.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The participating companies were Telefónica Móviles Panamá, S.A., Unión Fenosa Redes de Telecomunicaciones Panamá, Cable & Wireless Panamá, S.A., and Cable Onda, S.A.

The official price fixed by Panama's Public Services Authority (ASEP) was $864,000 to store data for up to four years enabling people to keep their telephone number when they change providers. The contract will be awarded using the following weighting: 30% for the offer price, 35% for the technical specification and 5% for project management," reports Prensa.com.

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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."

Telefonica Wins Contract for Data Center

October 2010

Telefonica Moviles Panama won the data storage service for the number portability project.

The National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) has awarded the contract worth $ 305,856.

Prensa.com reports, "But the data center cannot operate if there is no reference entity tod be administer by Asep.

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.

Panama: Numeric Portability to Cost $ 11.4 Million

February 2009

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

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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