Mobile Number Portability in Trinidad and Tobago delayed


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.

On August 28, 2014, TATT announced MNP would launch by February 26 2015

On November 19 2015, TATT announced a launch date of March 31 2016 for MNP

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.

On March 31 2016, TATT announced that MNP will be launched by July 1 2016.

There was no mention on whether fixed number portability scheduled for September 2016 would be delayed.

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