The Argentinean government has passed the decree for the introduction of the portability system in the country. A decade after the publication in the Official Gazette of the document that originated the present decree, President Cristina Fernandez has now ordered the regulation of the number portability system for mobile phone users, local newspaper Cronista reports. Argentina’s telecommunications secretariat Secom’s Resolution 98 stipulates that the portability system will be made available within the next 12 months. The portability system implementation is expected to require overall investments of nearly USD 40 million. Argentina currently has around 35 million mobile phone users, divided among mobile operators Movistar, Claro, Personal and Nextel.