MNP goes live in Bolivia

2 Oct 2018

Bolivia formally introduced mobile number portability (MNP) yesterday (1 October 2018), and all three cellcos – market leader Entel and smaller rivals Tigo and Viva – now advertise the service prominently on their websites. 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.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the introduction of MNP had 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 with a view to managing the portability process, the plans ground to a halt, before being resurrected in July 2017.