The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa will hold public hearings on number portability regulations on 16 February.
The hearings will be held at ICASA’s offices in Sandton from 09:00.
Number portability is the process that lets you keep your number when changing from one network operator to another.
ICASA said the purpose of the inquiry is to:
- Determine the strengths and weaknesses of the number portability framework.
- Determine if there are regulatory gaps arising from the market and regulatory development.
- Determine the impact of the current number portability framework on licensees and the public.
- Determine what regulatory interventions are necessary.
“Presentations at the public hearings will be limited to stakeholders who made written submissions and indicated that they be allowed to make oral representations,” said ICASA.
Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend the public hearings.