Regulator launches number portability consultation

4 Sep 2006

Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Cofetel) has launched a consultation for feedback from the country’s fixed line and mobile operators regarding its draft regulations for number portability, according to BNamericas quoting a statement from the regulator. Mexico’s telecoms law gives Cofetel power to order number portability, so long as it can prove that the system is technically and economically feasible. The watchdog plans to create a technical committee to discuss the issues raised by operators and says implementation of the service will be gradual, starting with portability between companies offering the same service in the same local service area.