Mobile number portability to apply on January 1, 2018
16:13 | 29/09/2017

VGP – From January 1, 2018, the   military-run mobile carrier Viettel will apply mobile number portability. 

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The Ministry of Information and Communications reported that the service of mobile number portability will be implemented in a new roadmap. The time of service provision will be offered before December 31, 2017.

So far, network operators have proactively prepared for technical conditions to implement Decision 846/QD-BTTTT, dated May 23, 2016 providing a roadmap to implement mobile number portability (MNP) which shall officially start before December 31, 2017.

Under the decision, there will be no changes to the mobile numbers or while dialing when subscribers switch their networks with MNP. The authority said MNP would give subscribers the right to choose networks, boosting competitiveness of the telecommunications market. A mobile switching centre was established to facilitate MNP.

In Vietnam, there were some 126.5 million mobile phone subscribers until the end of June.

MNS was first launched in 1997 in Singapore and is currently present in more than 70 countries and territories worldwide./.

By Kim Anh  

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