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 Friday, January 13, 2012

Chile has launched the fixed number portability system. Chilean customers can currently port their fixed numbers in the Arica region. Arica has around 36,000 households with fixed telepho­ny lines. The system will be made available to the Santiago area in March 2012, to be then gradually expanded across the country. Additionally, Chile has rolled out a mobile number portability trial. The pilot will take about one month. The mobile number portability system is scheduled for commercial launch on 16 January 2012, Emol reports. Communications software and services provider Telcordia is managing Chile's number portability system.

Source: Telecom Paper.

Friday, January 13, 2012 1:15:35 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, January 24, 2011

­Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was introduced in Haryana in December 2010 and thereafter will be introduced across India in January 2011, a move that is expected to further intensify competition in the already crowded mobile services market. In ICRA's opinion, with implementation of MNP, subscribers would get a wider choice and would be able to switch between service providers easily, thereby compelling service providers to offer competitive pricing plans and offer higher service quality to attract and retain subscribers.

In ICRA's view, direct fallout of implementation of MNP would be an increase in customer churn. Change in mobile number has been a major deterrent in switching service operators in the past, especially for high usage customers; however, with the implementation of MNP, customers would be able to easily switch from one service provider to another without changing their mobile number. Moreover, ICRA expects, the low porting charges (maximum of Rs. 19 per porting to be paid by the subscriber) and low porting time (7 days for all circles except Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and North East where the maximum time period for completing the porting process would be 15 days) to drive the adoption of MNP in India.

Increase in the churn is expected to increase the customer acquisition and retention costs of operators, which coupled with competitive tariff plans and falling average revenue per user (ARPUs) is expected to result in a decline in the operating margins of the telecom operators especially in the short term. Under such a scenario, telecom operators with stronger financial profile would be better placed to cope with the increasing competitive intensity.

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Source: Cellular News
Monday, January 24, 2011 11:22:33 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, July 02, 2009

Brazilís telecoms standards coordinator ABR Telecom says that as of 25 June this year, a total of 1.42 million telephone numbers had been ported in the country, of which 958,286 (67%) were for mobile lines and 464,185 (33%) were fixed line connections. The agency went on to say that more than 1.93 million people have requested number portability (NP) under the governmentís new regime, of which 65.5% are for mobile lines and the remainder for fixed telephony. NP was fully implemented nationwide on 2 March covering 193 million Brazilians in 67 different area codes.

Source: Telegeography

Thursday, July 02, 2009 8:57:53 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |