The state telecoms company says it can not adapt its systems to number portability by March 2014.
The ICE has set up every possible legal and administrative resource in order to prevent the entry into operation of number portability, so that it can perpetuate its business advantage (captive customers) in the light of newcomers. Now it is simply reporting that it is technically unprepared to join the system by which mobile phone users can retain their telephone identification when moving from one operator to another.
The decision had become log jammed in the Number Portability Committee because of the vote of the state telecommunications company, which it is assumed will be harmed by the portability.
Nacion.com reports that "The Board of the Telecommunications (Sutel) selected the Spanish firm Informatica El Corte Ingles as the one to offer the service of number portability in the country." ... "The Sutel made the decision after the Number Portability Committee-consisting of telephone operators and providers-could not reach an agreement to select the reference entity. "
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