The Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, with the powers he holds, and pursuant to what was stated in the Telecommunications Act, its Bylaw and the Ordinance of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, pursuant to the Commission Decisions No. (56/1425) dated 17/9/1425H and No. (65/1425) dated 29/12/1425H on preparation and implementation of mobile number portability plan, in accordance with what was stated in the Agreement concluded between the Saudi Telecommunications Company and Etihad Itisalat Company in regard to the preparation and implementation period for number portability plan and in accordance with the work benefit requirements.
(Decides the following)
Approval of the period agreed upon it between the Saudi Telecommunications Company and Etihad Itisalat Company to prepare an inclusive plan for mobile number portability, agree on it and implement it and make it ready for customers within nine months from the date of issuance of the Decision.
The Saudi Telecommunications Company and Etihad Itisalat Company shall prepare the joint detailed plan for number portability, agree upon it and submit it to the Commission for approval within one month from the date of issuance of this Decision, the plan shall include the details of the time table of implementation phases, number portability procedures, technical solution specifications, customer enlightenment plan, Service Providers responsibilities and other related aspects. The period spent in preparation of the plan and submitting it to the Commission shall be considered as part of the nine months agreed upon it for number portability readiness referred to it in Article One of this Decision.
The Technical solution shall be the permanent solution and shall be applicable to current service providers and any new service providers to be licensed in future without the need to enter significant amendments in the system design. The Technical solution shall also be based on principles and guidelines stated in the mobile number portability guidelines and policy document issued by the Commission and satisfying future requirements.
The Saudi Telecommunications Company and Etihad Itisalat Company shall provide the Commission with a monthly report including the work progress until completion of implementation and providing customer number portability feature. This report shall be submitted jointly in the monthly meetings held by the Commission to follow up the project progress.
This Decision shall be communicated to Saudi Telecommunications Company and Etihad Itisalat Company and the concerned parties to act according to it as of its issuance.
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al- Suwaiyel