Contract Awarded for Spanish Mobile Number Portability
Published on: 3rd May 2009
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The Spanish mobile operators are reported to have awarded a contract to local form, Indra to manage their mobile number portability platform from February 2010. The contract is worth 4.7 million over a three year period.
"This is a very strategic, because Spain is the EU country that boasts the highest volume of requests for change mobile operator while retaining the number," explained an Indra spokesperson to CincoDías.
The country currently has four mobile network operators, and figures from the Mobile World subscriber tracker notes their market shares are: Telefonica (44.3%); Vodafone (31.9%); Orange (21.9%) and Yoigo (1.9%). The country as a whole has a population penetration level of 128% as at the end of last year.
Figures from the regulator, CMT, last December noted that exisiting mobile number portability has remained roughly stable at around 300,000 per month, with 338,361 numbers ported in the month of October. This is a 5.9% rise on the same month a year ago.
Vodafone took an average of 29.2% of the gain lines of the past three months, Orange, 25.5%; Yoigo, 19.2%; Movistar, from 14.3% and finally the MVNOs, the remaining 11.9%.