Costa Rica: Telecoms Reach Agreement on Portability

The supervisor of telecommunications and major operators have agreed to implement number portability in November 2013.

Friday, April 26, 2013

After arguing that it was technically impossible to implement the necessary equipment until March 2014, "the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) agreed to accelerate the purchase of equipment in order to implement number portability, while Movistar and Claro operators relaxed deadlines for developing the system which had been agreed on months ago," noted an article in Elfinancierocr.com.

At the negotiation table were the three telephone companies, ICE Virtual operators and the Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel), the state telecommunications company revised the period for implementation and use, ending up with the date of November 30, which was approved by the Number Portability Committee.



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