Eastern Caribbean states to launch LNP in November

The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) has announced that Local Number Portability (LNP) services will finally be launched in its member states of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 19 November 2018. In a statement, the regional watchdog said the date was agreed at a meeting held on 12 September in Grenada and comes several years after the implementation of number portability in the area was first discussed.

ECTEL said it was confident the launch of LNP would give consumers the flexibility to move their fixed and mobile voice services to the provider that best suited their needs, enhancing competition across the fixed and mobile sectors throughout the region.

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