Number portability by year-end

14 Jul 2009

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has directed mobile operators in the country to make mobile number portability (MNP) available by the end of this year. The Gulf Daily News reported that the regulator also announced the standard charge for the service would be BHD10 (USD26), whilst the number porting process should take two days. TRA general director Alan Horne told a press conference: ‘We see this as one of the more important measures…to increase competitiveness and choice for the consumer.’