Telephone number portability to be discussed at telecom summit

Representatives of the Central America Telecommunications Commission and Panamanian authorities will discuss the issue of portable phone numbers when they meet in Panama July 16-17.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Portability means that a customer can keep his old telephone number even when he changes service providers.

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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.

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."

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.

Honduras Tenders Database for Number Portability

September 2013

Conatel has put out to public consultation a project for a network identification codes for number portability, which will include all the numbers assigned by telephone companies in the country.

The project specifications state that the code will allow identification of service providers networks for purposes of cell phone portability, allowing users to retain their number even if they change company.

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