This process was initiated by ASEP, the Regulator of Panama. Requirements were part of the proposal, and delivery was according to specs in the proposal. Operators were involved, but specifications were discussed with ASEP.
Contract signed on the 14th of July, MNP live on the 29th of November 2011.
Operators involved in the process:
- Telefonica Movistar
- Cable&Wireless Panama
The delivered system was custom made for the Panama market. Scanned documents are part of the Porting Request, and after a Blocked Request by the Donor Operator, Regulator ASEP checks if this is a valid blocking reason or not. If the blocking reason is not valid, ASEP can overrule and the order is authorised OK. Numbers are activated at night. Every Mobile order that is started before 5 pm, is activated that same night. Although not heavily involved in the choice, all operators were ready within 5 months at the going live date.