Spanish Government Temporarily Suspends Number Portability
News - 3.19.2020 - 2 min read

Spanish Government Temporarily Suspends Number Portability

The Spanish government confirmed on Wednesday March 18th 2020 that it would be temporarily suspending the portability of fixed and mobile numbers, as part of efforts to reduce the operational burden on its major network carriers amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Spain Responds To COVID-19

The announcement comes a day after Spain’s largest telecommunications providers — Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone, Masmovil and Euskaltel — issued a joint statement calling for rational and responsible use of telecommunications networks, as the COVID-19 outbreak in the country leads to heavy network traffic. The statement cited increases of close to 40% on IP traffic, 50% in mobile voice traffic, and 25% in data.

What does this mean for Telnyx?

In light of this news, Telnyx will be unable to process porting requests for Spanish phone numbers until further notice.
As always, our 24/7/365 NOC is geographically diverse and stands ready to support your business needs in this challenging environment.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to our customers, employees, and industry partners to maintain the highest level of service possible.
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