Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) has selected the US-based Telcordia to manage its mobile number portability (MNP) operations. The committee that selected Telcordia above its three competitors Neustar, Ingra and Informatica El Corte Ingles – consisted of representatives from the nation’s operators and regulators. Amongst the requirements set out by MTT were at least two years experience using software similar to Chile’s and demonstrable success in implementing MNP in two other countries. A statement from MTT said that Telcordia’s long service record set it apart from its rivals; the company boasts 35 years in the industry with operations in 55 countries and has managed MNP in Greece since 2004 and Mexico since 2008. Telcordia’s bid offered a price of CLP377 (USD0.82) for each number transfer.