Mobile Number Portability Investigated

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has launched an investigation into all four major carriers regarding claims of anti-competitive behaviour and also concerns that some carriers had not processed ports in line with the MNP code.

Bob Horton, the authority deputy chairman said that the problems that were being investigated were either “anti-competitive behaviour or systematic problems in IT systems”

One of the possible resolutions would be to halt portability if the system was close to instability. 02/10/01