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Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by saaedlee: 1:50pm On Mar 25, 2013
Amid poor service quality that has continued to bedevil the telecoms sector, the federal government has backed the initiative of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to commence number porting across the GSM networks today.

The Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, told THISDAY that Mobile Number Portability (MNP) would give subscribers the choice to select networks that offer best telecoms services, insisting that Nigerians have to embrace it, since it was the best option in a bad situation.

“We are going ahead with MNP because it will increase competition in the industry. It, however, does not stop the service quality issue because we have a nationwide service quality issue, which cuts across networks. We are doing a lot of other things to improve telecoms service, by creating an enabling environment for network operators to rollout infrastructure, and reduce bottlenecks on right of ways, wilful destruction of telecoms facilities, among other measures,” Johnson said.

Confirming that it would commence the exercise today, the Head, Public Relations at NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka, told THISDAY that all was set for full implementation of MNP across GSM networks.

According to him, “all the GSM operators are ready and NCC is set to rollout the service, which is long overdue.”

He, however, said operators of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), like Visafone, Capcom, and Intercellular, would not be part of the exercise at the moment, because of the different technology that they operate.

He said NCC would begin with GSM operators, and later include the CDMA operators, if that of the GSM operators became successful.

The Corporate Services Executive at MTN, Mr. Wale Goodluck, told THISDAY that MTN was fully ready for MNP, owing to its nationwide modernisation exercise, which he said, had improved service quality to some extent, even though the project is ongoing.

He was optimistic that MTN, just like other GSM operators would not experience any hitch in the takeoff of the exercise.

Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat, Mr. Steve Evans, had initially stated that Etisalat, which is the latest entrant into the GSM market space, was ready for the rollout of MNP in Nigeria.


The President of National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS), Mr. Deolu Ogunbanjo, who welcomed the decision of NCC to commence Number Portability today, said it would not only drive quality of service, but would also make the subscribers feel as king, in their choice of porting their GSM numbers from one network to another at will.

In technical parlance, MNP is a process that allows subscriber to physically move their mobile numbers from one network to another, while still retaining the same numbers, irrespective of the network that the subscribers decided to move to.
The essence of the exercise, as it is currently being practised in South Africa and in most countries in Europe, is to give subscribers the choice to move from their original network to another network, in search of better service quality.

The subscriber also has the choice of returning to the initial network, if the service later improves.

NCC had penultimate week, reiterated its commitment to commence number porting across all GSM networks, after getting confirmation from the operators that they were ready, infrastructure wise, for number porting.

The agreement on the side of the operators came after several years of refusing the request from NCC to commence the exercise.

They had kicked against it in the past and had asked NCC for more time to build a robust network that will stand the challenges associated with MNPMobile Number Portability or MNP helps mobile phone users to change from one mobile network operator to another, without having to change their mobile phone number.

how it works:

The system of MNP is incorporated differently in various countries across the world. Most countries follow the system of Recipient-Led porting, also known as Donor-Led porting. Here, customer wanting to port their numbers will have to contact the Donor in order to obtain a Porting Authorization Code or PAC. The customer has to then give this to the Recipient. On receipt of this PAC, the Recipient proceeds to contact the Donor.

Some industry analysts have severely criticized this form or porting, as it is long-drawn out, breeds inefficiency and also dilutes competition.
Mobile Number Portability or MNP helps mobile phone users to change from one mobile network operator to another, without having to change their mobile phone number.
Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by Nobody: 2:50pm On Mar 25, 2013
too much grammer, let them just start the thing make we know how far weda MTN go close their market or not.
Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by Bigcake: 3:01pm On Mar 25, 2013
I see Mtn folding up. I see Etisalat smiling all d way. Airtel had d best laugh. And Glo first of all went down low.
Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by shaiguy(m): 7:30pm On Apr 01, 2013
Bigcake: I see Mtn folding up. I see Etisalat smiling all d way. Airtel had d best laugh. And Glo first of all went down low.

It seems you are not too far off from the truth, I have a mobile app called the number portability movement analyser which tries to see which network people will leave and which one they will head to. So far, most of the exodus so far is from MTN and they are mostly heading Etisalat's way.

Attached is a snapshot of the basic report from this morning. You can fill the form yourself and the reports will adjust automatically. Let's just hope Etisalat can cope with the new "found" load.

You can fill the app here and basic report as well once you complete the form
Like your telco to bits or can't wait to change lines? Take this survey on number portability #Nigeria #naija #trends

http:///jBoKZ

Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by Humanbeans(m): 9:52am On Apr 12, 2013
Im not interesred in MNP. I have all the networks, and im maintaining all 4. MNP is one of the distractions the GEJ is using to shy from the real issues in Nigeria. most people have found ways around the phone problems.
Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by udodandyson(m): 9:29pm On Apr 23, 2013
Humanbeans: Im not interesred in MNP. I have all the networks, and im maintaining all 4. MNP is one of the distractions the GEJ is using to shy from the real issues in Nigeria. most people have found ways around the phone problems.

What brings GEJ into this issue? U r just one of those myopic Nigerians who have taken addiction to drawing the clockhand of development back in the country. I wonder why some Nigerians are a bunch of ingrates. Im not a pro GEJ anyway, but we should eschew sentiment when discussing issues of economic importance like this. Criticisms are good, but they should be healthy and devoid of sentiment and selfcenteredness.
Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by papabaks(m): 10:31am On Apr 26, 2013
Humanbeans: Im not interesred in MNP. I have all the networks, and im maintaining all 4. MNP is one of the distractions the GEJ is using to shy from the real issues in Nigeria. most people have found ways around the phone problems.

Excuse me! what has GEJ got to do with MNP now? if you don't know what is best for the country why not just keep quiet.
This is a big plus to Nigerian Economy. If only it could be transfer into the power sector also, this country will immediately turn to London we all hope for. God bless Nigeria and God bless NCC.
Re: Airtel, Glo And Mtn Rolls Out Mobile Number Portability by joxec2: 8:26am On Apr 28, 2013
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