Vietnam Brings Choice, Convenience of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to Residents

By Wire Service
10 Dec 2018

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vietnam is the latest country to provide the choice and convenience of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to its residents with the rollout of a national solution on November 16, 2018.

The Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) selected FPT Information System Corporation (FPT IS) to deploy Vietnam’s first MNP solution using iconectiv’s TruNumber Portability Clearinghouse. FPT worked closely with iconectiv—the authoritative partner of the global communications industry and number portability expert—to deliver the MNP solution, bringing additional convenience and choice to Vietnam’s 120 million-plus mobile subscribers.

MNP allows consumers to retain their phone number when switching mobile service providers. In addition to convenience for subscribers, this increases competition among mobile service providers seeking to retain or increase their subscribers—often resulting in competitive pricing, improved network coverage, enhanced services and improved customer care. It is also an essential element of a service provider’s business case and is key to creating additional revenue per customer.

“Through the proven experience in successful implementations of top-tier solutions from FPT IS and iconectiv, Vietnam’s consumers will now experience the convenience of maintaining their mobile phone numbers while being able to move more freely between mobile service providers as they wish,” said Mr. Nguyen Phong, Deputy Director General, VNTA, the government regulatory body of Vietnam’s telecommunications industry.

“FPT IS is proud to be the leading IT company in Vietnam; we have more than 15 years of experience in providing technology solutions for the telecommunication sector. We appreciate the opportunity to serve the VNTA and the residents of Vietnam, and are working diligently with our partner, iconectiv, the market leader in number portability solutions, to ensure the speedy and seamless, phased rollout in Vietnam” said Mr. Nguyen Van Khoa, CEO of FPT IS.

“It is an honor to deliver this mobile number portability solution to the Vietnamese people, that will provide a simple and easy process whenever subscribers wish to move to another mobile service provider,” said Mr. Richard Jacowleff, President and CEO, iconectiv. “This and other recent agreements in Southeast Asia expand iconectiv’s footprint in the region and demonstrate the trust these countries have in our ability to efficiently deliver a quality solution at scale.”

In addition to Vietnam, number portability solutions from iconectiv and its subsidiaries have been implemented worldwide, including in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Greece, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, U.A.E., and the U.S.

About FPT IS

During more than 24 years of development, FPT Information System Corporation has been one of the leading system integrators in Vietnam and the region. Demonstrating technical capabilities attested to by customers and partners worldwide, we offer solutions and services for key industries of the countries we operate in, including: telecommunications, the public sector, banking - finance, public finance, healthcare, transportation, energy, media and enterprises. Our company employs 3000 engineers with a thorough understanding of client professions and in-depth expertise in specific domains. The qualifications of FPT IS experts have been recognized with international technology certificates issued by world-leading service and solution providers such as Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. Our parent company – FPT Corporation – is the leading name in ASEAN ICT industry. With over 22,000 employees worldwide, FPT has presence in 33 countries and nearly 90 cities across the globe. FPT operates through four core business domains of Technology, Telecommunications, Distribution – Retailing, and Education. Being member of such major organization has empowered FPT IS towards sustainable development. For more information, please visit http://www.fpt-is.com/.

About iconectiv

At iconectiv, we envision a world without boundaries, where the ability to access and exchange information is simple, secure and seamless. As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, our market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices and applications for more than two billion people every day. We have intimate knowledge of the intricacies and complexities involved in creating, operating and securing the communications infrastructure for service providers, regulators, enterprises, aggregators and content providers. Our 5,000+ global clients rely on us for network and operations management, numbering, registry and fraud prevention solutions. We are proud to be enabling the world of tomorrow by making new connections today. A US-based company, Telcordia Technologies, does business as iconectiv. For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com.

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