MTS Allstream and Shaw Telecom Inc. have resolved their dispute on number porting. Shaw filed an application last month with the CRTC asking it to intervene and require MTS by September 7 "to immediately honour all bona fide telephone number porting requests." In a September 2 letter, Shaw noted a resolution had been reached and requested a withdrawal of its application.  Shaw indicated in its application that despite MTS having agreed to honour porting requests, the company continued to "refuse to port a high percentage of residential telephone numbers." Shaw noted that as a result of this, its recently launched VoIP service was being negatively affected.  Chris Peirce, executive VP of government and regulatory affairs at MTS Allstream, told Network Letter in an interview prior to the resolution that the two companies were working together to come up with a technical solution. " something that MTS has ever been called upon to do before," he said.  He downplayed the "high percentage" Shaw referred to in its application. "I don’t think this, in terms of whatever volume of business they have in Manitoba, that this would be the largest component…I don’t think the numbers so far would demonstrate that it’s a high percentage of the orders that they have taken," he said, adding a permanent solution to the number porting problem is being developed.  Said Peirce: "We’re talking to them and we’re talking to the CRTC about a reasonable way through it. But we’re certainly not looking to game them from a regulatory perspective…The permanent solution will take little more time and cost a little more money, so it’s really about what to do in the interim."