Five million mobile number ports in five years

2 Oct 2006

Australia’s Communications Alliance (CA) says that more than five million phone numbers have been ported since the country’s introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) in 2001, an average of 85,000 per month. In the three months ended 30 June 2006 442,794 numbers were ported.

The CA was formed in 2006 to provide a unified voice for the Australian communications industry. It replaced the Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF) and the Service Providers Association Inc (SPAN).