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Monday, March 23, 2009

EU wants faster mobile number porting

EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding says she wants all Europeans to be able to move their mobile or fixed-line phone number to another operator within a single day. Currently, only Ireland and in Malta offer this response, with EU citizens waiting on average 8.5 days to ‘port’ their mobile number. A rule that would mandate 24-hour porting is currently under discussion in the European Parliament and in the Council of Ministers. [Press release; PDF transcript of video message]

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