Ecuadorian number portability accelerates

26 Jul 2013

Ecuador’s National Telecommunications Secretariat (Senatel) has issued a report showing that the cumulative total of ported mobile phone numbers reached 573,269 at the end of June 2013, since the introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) in Q4 2009. Senatel’s data also showed that MNP take-up has accelerated, reports TeleSemana, as in the first six months of this year alone there were 268,696 ports, or nearly double the total recorded in the first two years of the service. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, MNP was launched on 12 October 2009 and mobile operators received 66,717 requests for porting in the first year.