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English translation: operator


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22:31 Aug 31, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Telecom(munications)
Spanish term or phrase: porteador
The text includes frequent references to both
"acarreador" and "porteador".
I'm pretty sure both of these would be "carrier", but in the second instance below (marked with **), I'm wondering if "operator" or something else might help avoid confusion if (?) a distinction is being made between the two:

TelCom operaba bajo el número de identificación de acarreador, "carrier identification code" (CIC), de tres dígitos a través del porteador San Thomas/San Juan hasta marzo. Dicho número de acarreador facilita el acceso de los consumidores a los servicios que ofrece el *porteador* de determinado CIC, tanto al acarreador de servicio conmutado local como al proveedor de servicios de acceso interestatal.

My version:
Said carrier code allows consumers to access the services offered by the **operator/carrier** of a given CIC, including local exchange service carriers and inter-state service providers.

Thanks in advance
United States
Local time: 23:01
English translation:operator

This term seems to be more used than carrier.
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Susy Ordaz
Local time: 04:01
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This term seems to be more used than carrier.

Susy Ordaz
Local time: 04:01
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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agree  María Eugenia Wachtendorff: Hello, Susy. As I understand these terms, "carrier" is second to "operator," although sometimes they are used as synonyms :)
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  -> Many thanks for the explanation María. Saludos.
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