After its long-delayed decision to appoint an administrator to develop and enact mobile number portability (MNP), Uruguay’s Regulatory Unit of Communications Services (URSEC) has asked stakeholders to help with the selection process.
Interested parties have until 5th March to query the process, with applications scheduled to open on 10th March and offers due the same day. Tests of the MNP system are slated for July before a commercial launch on 1st October.
Operators are obliged to cover the cost of the porting process, while customers should expect their number transfer to take no longer than three days.
In July last year, Uruguay approved Law 19,889/2020 stipulating that MNP is a right for mobile telephony customers. CommsUpdate notes that the country’s government set up a committee of industry stakeholders two months later in order to prepare for the implementation of MNP. The timetable for this was approved last month.