The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has noted in a press release dated July 1 2016 that Mobile Number Portability (the ability to change mobile service providers without changing your phone number) has not launched in Trinidad and Tobago on July 1 2016 as was previously announced by TATT on April 1 2016
According to TATT’s press release on July 1, 2016 :
Mobile service providers have not completed their inter-operator and
other testing in keeping with their revised implementation date notified to the Authority of July 1st 2016….
…We have been advised by the two mobile operators that number
portability testing is expected to continue well into July with potential
completion in early August. Once testing is completed successfully a
“go live” date can be established.
There have been several delays in implementing Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Trinidad and Tobago.
TATT signed a contract with porting provider Porting XS on Tuesday February 16 2016 with the intent to make Mobile Number Portability a reality on March 31 2016.
There was no mention on whether fixed number portability scheduled for September 2016 would be delayed.
- TATT’s Number Portability FAQ dated March 3 2016
- TATT Number Portability Implementation Plan posted September 20 2012
- The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society posted comments to TATT on its then Draft Implementation Plan on Number Portability for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on May 31 2011