Thailand trying to speed up number portability

19 Apr 2006

The board of Thailand’s telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), has ordered its staff to finalise guidelines for implementing mobile and fixed number portability within three months as part of a plan to speed up the introduction of the system. NTC Secretary-General Suranan Wongvithayakamjorn said that the measure should be implemented by the end of 2006, adding that mobile number portability (MNP) would be introduced first, closely followed by fixed number porting. The NTC’s previous deadline for implementing the MNP system was the end of 2007.