Third of mobile subscribers switched operators through MNP

June 1, 2014 12:11 am

The UAE’s telecoms watchdog has said one third of the mobile phone subscribers in the country now have a choice to switch from one telecoms service provider to another, while keeping their original phone number, Khaleej Times has reported. In December last year, the Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA) launched the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service to encourage much needed competition for quality telecoms services in the country. As of May 18, 55,555 mobile numbers were successfully transferred out of the 190,185 mobile number porting requests received by telecoms operators, said the TRA.