MNP Users Cross 10 Million Mark

Cellular subscribers who have availed Mobile Number Portability or MNP service to switch their network has crosses 10 million mark, reported Daily Times.

The number of subscribers migrated from one cellular network from other had been reported to reach 3.44 million in March 2010, which showed almost 200 percent growth in one year to reach a total of 10.642 million subscribers till March 2011.

7.2 million subscribers out of 10.64 million in total, availed MNP service in last one year, showing a substantial growth thanks to lucrative offers by cellular companies for MNP customers.

7.2 million MNP subscribers in one year translates into 0.6 million subscribers availing the service every month, on average.

The porting activity among subscribers is getting popularity among the customers particularly in the ongoing year thanks to hundreds of free minutes, bundle SMS and friends and family packages offered by mobile phone operators.

Pakistan is the first and successful country of South Asia, which has implemented the MNP service. Over a period of three years since its inception in March 2007, it witnessed consistent growth in service utility by the mobile phone users.

Following graph shows the the growth of MNP users in Pakistan over last three years.

MNP_Users_Pakistan

Via Daily Times


  • TING

    Any idea on how many people have ported out of which network(mobilink,telenor,ufone,warid)

    • funkymonk

      yeah i was about to ask the same thing …
      my guess is highest number might have been ported out from Mobilink then Zong

  • kashif

    since the blog is about mnp, i’d like to divert attention of admin towards an annoying mnp related problem faced when calling from ufone to any ported number, the call timer immediately starts even before the call is received and sometimes a weird tone goes before the actual tone. Is there a technical reason y it happens, and is there a solution? I called ufone helpline many times but they’re helpless. Admin can take this issue to related authority, i suppose.

    • Khuram

      this is all about to identify the ported out number and normal number.

  • fawad elahi

    pls also tell about the number of Mnp from one network , i mean how many subscribersjoin or leave a particular network through mnp