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Cabinet approves mobile number portability

by: Dominica Vibes News - August 4, 2018
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Minister for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology Kelver Darroux

Minister responsible for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology Kelver Darroux revealed that Cabinet has approved mobile number portability for Dominica.

Mobile number portability allows a mobile phone customer to change telecom carrier and keep the same phone number.

While contributing to the 2018/2019 budget debate on Thursday 26July 2018, Darroux explained that this is another joined venture undertaken by all Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) member states.

“That simply means that a customer would have no difficulty in keeping his or her same mobile number whether they change from one service provider to the other; their telephone number will remain the same so it will carry over.”

A number of pieces of legislation to deal with telecommunications will either be amended or put in place.

The Telecommunications Act of 2000 is one such piece of legislation scheduled to be repealed and replaced which will provide for advancements made in that particular area since it was first passed in parliament over a decade ago.