The Pakistan MNP Database (Guarantee) Limited (PMD), the company set up by the country's mobile operators with the specific purpose of facilitating the implementation of mobile number portability, has chosen the Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse solution as the centralized repository for number porting.
The Telcordia solution will enable Pakistani residents to easily switch providers sans the time and expense entailed in changing phone numbers. It also offers service providers new opportunities to add customers and boost revenue.
Three Pakistani cellcos have also tapped Telcordia for their number portability needs. The three have chosen the Telcordia Number Portability Gateway solution, which provides a single, operator-based control point for mobile and fixed-line operators to manage the complex interfaces, message processing and transaction data associated with number portability requirements.