In addition to Argentina, number portability
solutions from iconectiv and its subsidiaries have been implemented in 18 countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa.
The BFX Interface Gateway provides such a single, unified access point for number portability
in the network, allowing service providers to streamline look-up access to number and address registries.
Also, consumers are advised to be aware of their bill issuing date (or Billing Cycle) with their current service provider, to submit the number portability
request at least two days prior to the end of this period, in order to avoid double billing from both operators.
is always in the consumers' interest, and in every country the challenge is whether the government and competitors can overcome the incumbent's willingness to cooperate.
Vodafone Qatar chief executive officer Richard Daly said, "'Vodafone welcomes and fully supports the introduction of Mobile Number Portability
According to reports, every operator except Videocon has managed to expand their bases after the launch of the number portability
Ahmed Jaber Aldoseri, ICT director and number portability
project manager of Bahrain TRA, said: "Number portability
, whether fixed or mobile, is firmly considered by TRA as a consumer right.
It will increase the level of competition, with operators more likely to match each other's offers, but in this region most people have more than one SIM card so not many would permanently switch operator if number portability
The statement comes in response to calls by the regulatory body that the three mobile operators in the country draw up an action plan on how to fix any problems with the number portability
procedure by December 1, 2010.
The impact of such a mandate will be more dramatic than wireless number portability
," says Ron Cowles, research vice president for Gartner.
A local number portability
report by the Yankee Group found that number portability
in the U.
Responding to the Department of Telecom (DoT) on added entry fee, PBG and FBG that will be imposed on the existing Mobile Number Portability
licensees for expanding range of their licenses, the TRAI has made these suggestions.