Subtel paves way for intermodal number portability

12 Jan 2016

Chile’s Department of Telecommunications (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones, Subtel) has announced that from 6 February the country will use a nine number dialling system. The change will allow the regulator to implement intermodal number portability, enabling customers to port their fixed number to a mobile subscription and vice versa. At present, mobile lines use an eight digit numbering system whilst fixed lines use a ten digit system. Under the new structure, calls to fixed lines will drop the first ‘0’ of the current number, whilst mobile numbers will add an extra ‘9’ to the start.

Chile, Department of Telecommunications (Subtel)