DITO, Smart, and Globe were on track with mobile number portability.
DITO Telecommunity, Smart Communications, and Globe Telecom were on track with mobile number portability.
These mobile network operators — through their joint venture firm Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. (TCI) — concluded the initial tests for their technical capabilities to run the clearing for mobile number portability last July 14.
Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. was incorporated in January last year by Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and DITO Telecommunity to implement Republic Act No. 11202 or “Mobile Number Portability Act”.
According to a report on GMA News Online, these telcos tapped Syniverse Technology as the mobile number portability service provider.
The Republic Act No. 11202 or the “Mobile Number Portability Act” allowed mobile phone users to keep their mobile numbers even when they transferred to another service provider, or when they switched their subscription from postpaid to prepaid, or vice-versa.
According to these telcos, the outcome of the initial technical tests were “within expectations”.
“After the initial tests yielded positive results, the next steps will be to streamline the external porting process, implement fraud and security safeguards, optimize systems and backend business operations in time for a smoother and faster porting experience for customers by September 30, 2021,” the telcos said in a statement on Friday.
By conducting a successful actual porting test, these telcos said that they secured initial insights and details on how to address remaining concerns and possible challenges before making the service available to all customers.
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