Number Portability Start Delayed

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) announces that number portability for fixed telephone lines in The Bahamas will not become available on September 3, 2013 as projected.

Based on its latest technical reviews of operator readiness for fixed number portability implementation, URCA is not satisfied that consumers would at this time receive a seamless and satisfactory number porting experience.

URCA expects to issue a final determination on the matter before the end of September, at which time a revised time line for the implementation of fixed number portability in The Bahamas will be outlined. In the meantime, URCA’s monitoring of operator progress is ongoing.