The mobile number portability (MNP) service will be available on the Azerbaijani mobile operator networks from February 1, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said on Tuesday.
Implementation of the MNP service will allow mobile communication subscribers to save their phone number if they change service providers. The number transfer envisages a subscriber's transition from one service to another with the provider's prefix of 050, 051, 055, 070 and 077.
The mobile operators have already announced their readiness to deploy the MNP service. Its application will further strengthen competition in the market. This will help reduce tariffs for mobile services.