Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Oct 21) inaugurated the mobile number portability (MNP) services formally for users, who are willing to switch to another operator without changing their existing numbers.
The premier inaugurated the service at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital. Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, and State Minister to ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, among others, attended the program, local media reports said.
Earlier, the much-awaited MNP services were introduced commercially on a trial basis in Bangladesh on Oct 1. With this Bangladesh became the 72nd country to make the services available.
The services have opened up the users’ freedom of choice in switching to any mobile network, keeping the existing number unchanged.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) announced the launching of the MNP services at a press conference on Oct 1.