MNP starts February 2015

2 Sep 2014

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT) has announced that mobile number portability (MNP) will be launched commercially on 26 February 2015. Following the introduction of mobile-to-mobile number porting on that date, fixed number portability (FNP – fixed-to-fixed number porting) will be available from 1 May 2015. TATT published a policy document on the issue in September 2012 with a follow-up consultation with operators beginning January 2013; operators obliged to offer number portability (MNP and/or FNP) are Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT), Digicel T&T, Columbus Communications, Lisa Communications, Open Telecom and Three Sixty Communications, the local Guardian newspaper reported. TATT’s announcement said: ‘The authority required that each said operator conduct an assessment of its state of readiness so as to deduce the most appropriate date of commencement for the implementation of [MNP and FNP],’ adding that the notice on the MNP launch date represents a ‘determination that is binding upon all operators so required by the authority to implement number portability.’ The determination was signed by TATT chairman Selby Wilson on 31 July 2014 but was posted on the regulator’s website on 28 August.

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