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Number portability timeline pushed back to May 2014

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2013 | 6:05 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter



The Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel has been instructed to draft legislation for number portability.




Number portability allows consumers to retain their telephone numbers after switching service providers.



Technology state minister Julian Robinson, in his Sectoral Debate presentation today, said Cabinet has signed off on rules and regulations governing number portability.



He said consultations among telecoms companies and the public was completed last year and the implementation is being overseen by three sub-committees set up by Cabinet.



The government had previously said that it is working to have number portability introduced by the end of this year.



However, the target now is for May 2014.



Robinson said the timeline was pushed back to allow for better due diligence.



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