Telcordia has been chosen to administer number portability in Chile. Telcordia presented the best technical-economic setting a transaction value for each switch in exchange for 377 pesos (US$ 0.82). According to the government, that’s less than half what it costs in Brazil and up to 10 times less than Honduras.
In a statement, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Pedro Pablo Errazuriz, said the choice was good because Telcordia has implemented the system in other countries. With 35 years in the telecommunications space, Telcordia operates in 55 countries. Chile’s portability committee, which represents the nation’s operators, chose Telcordia from four companies that submitted proposal.
Among the requirements established by the committee, Telcordia had to prove at least two years’ experience operating with software similar to Chile’s and show two successful implementations of the software solution and process that supports the operation. Telcordia has implemented number portability solutions in Greece since 2004 and Mexico since 2008.
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