Local Number Portability (LNP) will be officially launched in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the month of December 2018.
Local Number Portability is a service which allows subscribers of fixed and mobile networks to move their voice services to another provider within the country while retaining their current number. This means that a person or company who changes their provider and decides to keep their phone numbers will not have the trouble of informing their family, friends, colleagues, customers and clients that their number has changed.
In September, this year, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) had announced that Local Number Portability services will be launched in all ECTEL Member States on Monday, November 19, 2018.
This date was agreed upon at a meeting of the ECTEL LNP Working Group which was held on September 11 and 12, 2018 in St. George’s Grenada.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, FLOW St. Vincent and the Grenadines Country Manager, Wayne Hull said the solution is expected to be launched here by early December.
Mr. Hull said the activation of Local Number Portability here, comes following the signing of an agreement between FLOW and Digicel on November 6, 2018.