Canada unveils WNP implementation plan

14 Sep 2005

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has announced plans to begin the implementation of wireless number portability (WNP) in Canada in 2007. In a comprehensive 64-page report, completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers earlier this month, the CWTA’s WNP Task Force has identified mid-2007 as the optimum date for commencing WNP pilot tests over a limited geographical area, adding that it plans to introduce WNP on a national basis from September 2007. Commenting on the announcement, CTWA President & CEO Peter Barnes said: ‘Canada will be only the third country in the world to offer complete wireless-to-wireless, wireless-to-wireline and wireline-to-wireless portability’.