Ecuador’s Agency for Regulation and Control of Telecommunications (Arcotel) reported that 496,818 mobile phone lines changed operator through number portability in the first half of 2018, including 89,356 in June. A total of 3.35 million mobile lines have been ported since the introduction of number portability in October 2009, said the watchdog.
In terms of operators, state-owned CNT remains the main beneficiary of portability with 336,679 net adds since 2009, followed by Claro (America Movil) with 275,131, both companies benefiting from the 611,810 net losses of Movistar (Telefonica).