Number Portability Event to Present Operator and Regulator Case Studies From Bharti Airtel, DTAC, Cable & Wireless and MCA

By Telecoms Iq, PRNE
Monday, April 18, 2011

LONDON, April 19, 2011 - As many countries prepare for Number Portability roll-out, Telecoms IQ's
Number Portability event ( will feature
global operator and regulator case studies from countries at differing stages
of implementation, including India, Malta, The Channel Islands and The
. Surender Singroha from Bharti Airtel said "Number Portability is
a terrific opportunity to learn best practice on regulatory affairs and
benefit from the experiences of countries that have implemented Number

Number Portability ( will outline
how to set realistic timeframes for NP roll-out, provide insight into
effective regulator-operator collaboration and explore how to minimise
porting times to optimise the customer experience.

In an interview with Telecoms IQ, Philip Micallef from Malta
Communications Authority suggests that the operators' contribution towards
effective Number Portability implementation is crucial. "From our experience
in Malta, it is apparent that if operators are given the opportunity to share
their views and know that their recommendations will be taken into
consideration, they will be more than willing to contribute."

Number Portability ( will bring
together operator and regulator experts including:

- Surender Singroha, Assistant Manager, Legal & Regulatory, BHARTI AIRTEL

- Philip Micallef, Chief Executive, MALTA COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY

- Majid Ehsan Khan, Project Manager, DTAC (Affiliate of Telenor ASA)

- James McEwan, Head of Billing & Provisioning, CABLE & WIRELESS,

- Aldis Ciekurs, Manager Domestic Carrier Business, LATTELECOM

- Nauman Arshad, Project Manager, Number Portability, TELENOR

- Erkut Erkut, Chief Telecoms Business Officer, MOBILERA TURKEY

Number Portability will be held from 20th - 22nd June at the Sheraton
Park Lane, London - the Number Portability programme is available for
download at

Exclusive interviews with Philip Micallef from MCA, Boštjan Makarovič
from Aphaia Regulatory Consulting and Tom Kershaw from Telcordia Technologies
are available for download in the Number Portability media centre, along with
articles on MNP in Eastern Europe, Africa and India.

Notes to Editors:

Number Portability is sponsored by: PortingXS, Telcordia, Systor and

For further information on Number Portability, contact +44(0)20-7368-9300
, email or visit


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