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Tag Archives: Mobile number portability

LIRNEasia Research Fellow in Peru: ACORN-REDECOM Conference 2011

Tahani Iqbal presented on Mobile Number Portability in South Asia at the recently concluded ACORN-REDECOM Conference 2011, in Lima, Peru. The presentation was made during the Mobile Policies and Pricing session on Day 1, and was followed by a presentation by Alison Gilwalld (of RIA,, LIRNEasia’s sister network in Africa). The conference aimed to bring […]

LIRNEasia in collaboration with the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) presents – Mobile 2.0: The Expert Forum

___________________________________________________ Mobile 2.0 describes the next wave of applications and services – the use of mobiles for more than voice. On the 26th and 27th of April 2010, LIRNEasia together with the PTA co-hosted a successful expert forum in Islamabad, Pakistan. A multitude of themes were discussed over the four sessions, when the experts presented their […]

Multiple Number Possession, a new meaning for MNP from Voice & Data

A story that extensively draws on LIRNEasia research by Voice and Data has coined a new and probably more appropriate term for MNP: not mobile number portability but multiple number possession. MNP seems to be another case of applying Western regulatory instruments without looking at the actual context and needs. In the interview, I said […]

LIRNEasia research brought to bear on mobile number portability question

Pakistan did it, with supposed good results. The Maldives studied it and decided it was not worth it. Sri Lanka is supposed to be thinking about it. It is mobile number portability (MNP). None of them had the benefit of the teleuse@BOP results. Back in October 2008, 25 percent of mobile owners at the Pakistan […]


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