Mobile Telecoms Service Providers Take On Ofcom In The CAT
On 18 June 2008, the Competition Appeal Tribunal is due to hear the appeal in Vodafone & Ors v Ofcom. Ofcom has ordered that the network operators must establish a “common database” of numbers and a system of “direct routing” of calls to ported numbers. Porting is the process by which a consumer can retain their telephone number when they change service provider.
Tim Ward appears for Vodafone, Meredith Pickford is acting for T-Mobile and Alan Bates acts for Ofcom.