Costa Rican telecoms regulator Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) has selected Informatica el Corte Ingles as the administrator for mobile number portability (MNP). The company has been given four months to implement the service. As previously noted by CommsUpdate, a committee of representatives from the nation’s cellcos – including virtual operators Tuyo and Full Mobile – met to select a company to manage MNP from the four companies shortlisted by Sutel, but failed to reach a unanimous decision. Incumbent operator ICE Celular, as had been expected, attempted to delay the service’s launch by voting against its peers. Previously, Sutel had revealed that it had rejected 20 appeals from ICE to slow or cancel plans to launch MNP.
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