Oct 14, 2021

Legal approval granted for Number Portability in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has granted legal approval for the Number Portability service, announced Oshada Senanayake the Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

He said all the service providers were informed about the go-ahead earlier this week to create a central database with all subscribers.

“The central database is required to map the number and we have studied the process from other nations,” he said.

Number Portability will most likely come into service from May 2022, when all technical aspects are fulfilled.

Number Portability (MNP) enables mobile phone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network carrier to another.


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