Gartner Research

Local Number Portability: A Must for Competition

Published: 21 February 2000

ID: G0086333

Analyst(s): Alayne Wong


The implementation of LNP is an important element of deregulated and competitive markets. This Research Brief helps identify opportunities in other Asia/Pacific markets by looking at the impact on market players in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, the preferred methods of implementing LNP, and the opportunities for IN solutions in the Asia/Pacific region.

Table Of Contents
  • Local Number Portability Provides Opportunities
  • Business Trend
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • LNP Has Been Slow to Evolve in A/P Markets
    • Likewise, Local Competition Slow to Evolve
    • LNP Cannot Be Avoided
    • Mobile NP Leads to More Competition
    • LNP Methods Vary by Operator and Country
    • Is There Any Cost Recovery?

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