But we're confident we can offer people even more control through a new generation of data portability
tools that protect privacy and support innovation.
we championed the passage of the Mobile Number Portability
Act (MNPA) in the 17th Congress,' said Gatchalian on Wednesday, noting the new law is set to take effect by July 2.
Gatchalian is the author of the Mobile Number Portability
Act, which would enable subscribers to keep their mobile number even if they switch to another service provider.
The Mobile Number Portability
Act allows the convenient transfer of a mobile postpaid or prepaid subscriber from one service provider to another, or change their type of subscription without changing their mobile number.
Each year, nearly 1M Greek residents switch their personal or business phone number from one service provider to another, thanks to the national implementation of TruNumber Portability
Gatchalian said the signing of the Mobile Number Portability
Act before the start of operations of the third telecommunication company, will spur competition and efficiency between telcos and break the duopoly in the telecom industry by removing a potential barrier for subscribers not to patronize the new entrant because they cannot keep the same mobile number.
Yap, who chairs the House Committee on Information and Communications Technology, is the sponsor and principal author of the Mobile Number Portability
Act or Republic Act 11202.
Analysis done by LevFin Insights suggests that occurrence of portability
is on track to double in 2018 versus 2017.
Bank account portability
has not been tested anywhere around the world and India is reportedly aiming to be the first to do so.
The State Committee has estimated at least 43 million soms will be required to create a centralized database for mobile number portability
, besides the move will require significant costs for mobile operators.
IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-34, effective June 9, 2017, provides relief when a deceased spouse's executor fails to make a timely portability