Avea expects MNP in October

17 Mar 2008

Avea, the smallest of Turkey’s three cellular operators, says it expects mobile number portability (MNP) to finally be implemented in October this year. The cellco is predicting that ten million users will change their service provider. ‘Number portability is important especially for young operators in the market,’ Cuneyt Turktan, CEO of Avea, says. MNP was originally expected to be introduced last year but was postponed when the country’s largest mobile operator, Turkcell, said that number porting systems were not ready.