Brazilian number portability requests approach four million mark

3 Dec 2009

Brazil’s telecoms standards coordinator ABR Telecom says that as at 30 November 2009 the total number of number portability requests received from customers reached 3.95 million. Of the total, around 2.58 million were for mobile numbers and 1.36 million for fixed line connections. Moreover, the standards agency confirmed that 3.05 million requests have been completed, the majority of which – 69% – are for mobile lines. Brazil opened the door for number portability when it implemented a partial NP system in September 2008. It has now been available nationwide since 2 March 2009 to than 193 million users in Brazil’s 67 different area codes.