Number portability launched

22 Oct 2008

Romania has implemented fixed and mobile number portability, allowing users to switch provider while keeping the same phone number. The launch of number portability should benefit customers as operators lower tariffs and introduce more competitive packages in an effort to woo subscribers from rival networks. Liviu Nistoran, president of telecoms regulator ANC, estimates that in the first two years of number portability approximately 20%-25% of mobile numbers will be ported. The regulator says that operators will have ten days to complete number porting requests.