ABR appointed to oversee number portability

28 Jun 2007

BNamericas reports, citing local newspaper Valor Econômico, that a working group of representatives from operators and Anatel have appointed telecoms association ABR Telecom to manage a database of telephone numbers needed for number portability. The decision has drawn some criticism from smaller telecoms operators, saying that ABR Telecom includes the major fixed and mobile operators as its members, and that as such the smaller players will not be represented by the association.

Anatel approved the rules for number portability in March 2007 with an implementation target set for March 2009 for fixed and mobile operators.