August 8, 2011
Telcordia Selected to Manage Number Portability in Chile
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, wireline, and mobile telecommunications software and services, today announced that the company has been selected by the Number Portability Committee on behalf of all Chile's service providers who are subject of Number Portability Implementation to manage the country's number portability system. With more than 15 worldwide number-portability implementations, Telcordia will provide managed services, training and carrier-grade software solutions for Chile's regulators, and fixed and mobile service providers to enable a number portability rollout scheduled for later this year.
A number portability committee that represents all of Chile's service providers made the selection after evaluating Telcordia's background, technical capabilities and pricing model. Telcordia demonstrated proven experience in number-portability deployments in other global markets that are similar to Chile, such as Mexico. In addition to the lowest total cost of ownership in Chile for the system, Telcordia's successful track record of number-portability implementations and proven technical solutions were deciding factors in the bid process."Telcordia brings many years of telecommunications experience to ensuring a successful rollout of number portability in Chile, and this expertise is critical given our plans to take the system live before year end," said Cristian Cortes, President of Chile's Number Portability Committee. "Our goal is to speed the value and benefits of number portability to our nation's population, increasing competition among service providers that ultimately drives lower prices and higher quality of service for consumers."
"We look forward to collaborating closely with Chile's regulators and service providers to install and manage this important number-portability system to give consumers the power to transfer their phone numbers if they change operators," said Richard Jacowleff, President, Interconnection Solutions, Telcordia. "Our technology and real-world experience play a key role in being able to offer low porting fees and timely delivery of the system."
According to Jacowleff, as part of the Chilean bid, Telcordia addressed an innovative business model for number portability that combines fixed and transaction-based fees, and benefits all the constituents in the ecosystem -- operators, government agencies, number portability administrators and consumers. "This new model strikes a balance between minimizing operator costs, making port transaction fees affordable and helping to ensure the number portability administrator properly invests in the infrastructure and management of services," said Jacowleff. "We expect this model can serve as a leading example for other countries in their approach toward number portability."
Telcordia's solutions have been selected for number portability deployments in countries around the world, including: United States of America, Canada, Mexico, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Greece, UAE and South Africa.
Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and governments to successfully deploy innovative and advanced services that help our clients realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive edge. As the industry's go-to expert for solving the most complex communications challenges, Telcordia is known for getting it right the first time and for having the depth of expertise to fully understand our customers' situation, respond appropriately, and deliver as promised. Telcordia has globally trusted expertise in software and services to meet the needs of customers and partners, including, consulting, next-generation OSS, network and application interconnection, service delivery and charging solutions, industry research and new technology development. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com).
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