“Beeline” was the only “big four” operators have benefited from the abolition of mobile slavery

“Beeline” was the only one among the big four Russian operators that have received a positive effect from introduction of services of mobile number portability (MNP). This is reported by “Vedomosti”.


"Beeline" was the only "big four" operators have benefited from the abolition of mobile slavery

The head of “Beeline” Mikhail Slobodin in the cabin of the operator

That at the end of June this year “Beeline” showed a positive balance of ported numbers, the publication said the employees of the two companies with access to database of ported numbers, Central research telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS).


We are talking about the difference between past and connected to the operator customers porting service for all time of its existence. For “Beeline” this balance amounted to 214 000 plus customers by 30 June 2016, says one of interlocutors of the edition, referring to statistics crid.

Other operators, according to this source, were in the red: to the MTS came to 45 000 subscribers less than the left, and MegaFon – 32 000 less to Tele2 – also at 32 000 less.

"Beeline" was the only "big four" operators have benefited from the abolition of mobile slavery


An employee of another company having access to the statistics ZNIIS, in an interview with the publication cited other figures: the net result of MegaFon, excluding its subsidiaries Yota amounted to 213 000 subscribers (it is noted that given the Yota is still negative) from Tele2 or minus 45 000, MTS – minus 4 000. “Beeline” – 200 000 plus subscribers from December 2013 to end of June 2016.

In “the Megaphone” at the request of the publication replied that he did not know “where to get [these] data” and cited internal statistics of the company at which the balance of MNP transitions from the operator are positive. Representatives of MTS and Tele2 declined to comment, and “Beeline” said that the company has long records a positive balance of ported numbers.

The principle of retaining the subscriber number when switching from one operator to another – the law “on the abolition of mobile slavery,” in mobile networks in Russia, effective 1 December 2013. According to the Ministry of communications, the mark of 1 million ported numbers was achieved on 9 February 2015, the figure of 3 million — March 30, 2016.

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