13 December 2012

Nigeria: NCC Blames GSM Operators for Delay in MNP Implementaion

The inability of mobile operators to put together the infrastructure and backend support necessary for the implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) this month has been blamed for the inability to commence the mobile number portability project.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, who revealed this, added that the commission will also carry out another Quality of Service (QoS) test on all the networks and erring operators would face imminent sanction in January.

Speaking in Lagos, yesterday at the organised Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) Telecoms Executives and Regulator Forum 2012, Juwah reiterated the commitment of the commission to get MNP started in Q1 2013.

The MNP is the process that allows a subscriber to change his mobile number from one network to another without necessarily changing subscriber identity.

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