Regulator announces portability plans

4 Oct 2006

The Dominican Republic’s telecoms watchdog Indotel has given the country’s fixed line and mobile operators twelve months to prepare the necessary technical and administrative specifications to implement number portability, according to BNamericas quoting a statement from the regulator. A phased introduction is envisaged, with Indotel saying it wants number portability implemented for mobile-to-mobile and intra-regional fixed-to-fixed services in the first instance, by 1 July 2009. Inter-regional fixed-to-fixed and cross-platform portability will be mandated at a later date. The regulator has previously said it expects the implementation of number portability to cost operators around USD25 million.

Dominican Republic