Bolivia to launch MNP on 1 October

5 Sep 2018

Bolivia will introduce mobile number portability (MNP) on 1 October 2018, local news site Pagina Siete has reported. Portability requests will be processed within 24 hours but are restricted to customers who have owned the SIM card in question for at least 60 days. All three cellcos – market leader Entel and smaller rivals Tigo and Viva – are understood to be on course to meet the MNP deadline.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the introduction of MNP has been under consideration by the Authority for the Regulation and Oversight of Telecommunication and Transport (Autoridad de Regulacion y Fiscalizacion de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes, ATT) since 2012, and despite four candidates being shortlisted in April 2016 (Systor International, Comtec, Ictec-Mediafon Datapro and Porting Access) the process ground to a halt, before being resurrected in July 2017.