Brunei introduces number portability (2020)





Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd, Imagine Sdn Bhd and Progresif Sdn Bhd, will begin rolling out their new fixed and mobile product offerings from January 24.

Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) has been working with service providers including Unified National Networks Sdn Bhd (UNN) to bring number portability to the market, on a pilot basis.

This allows consumers to retain their mobile and fixed line numbers when switching service providers.

The introduction of number portability is in line with AITI’s key functions to promote fair and efficient market conduct and effective competition to provide greater consumer choice and flexibility in subscription plans.

To ensure a seamless transition and experience for consumers, the number portability pilot has been undergoing intense testing by UNN and the service providers. The pilot will begin with limited capacity and full implementation is expected over the coming months.

AITI advises consumers to check the terms and conditions prior to subscribing to new services or porting your number. Consumers can approach the service provider of their choice for more information.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin