The Tunisian government has confirmed that Meninx Data Center has been awarded the management contract to provide, host and operate the country’s number portability systems. The contract award had been delayed by a legal challenge from rival firm Open IT, but that case has now been dismissed. A report from Agence Ecofin says that Meninx Data Center expects to have its number portability systems in place by November this year.
Meninx Data Center is owned by Tunisian group Meninx Holding. Earlier this year another company within the group, Meninx Technologies, formed a public-private partnership with the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) to promote deployment of IPv6 in the country. The duo are working to ensure better address management in IPv6 of Tunisian websites hosted in Meninx’s data centre in Enfidha, which also hosts a secondary copy of the Tunisian Domain Name System (DNS).