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Etisalat claims MNP lead

20 June 2013, 09:00

Lagos - Etisalat Nigeria claimed a 50 percent lead in Mobile Number Portability about two months after the country introduced the exercise.

While the country's fourth largest mobile network could not provide figures, officials said half of the mobile phone numbers had been ported to their network.

Wael Ammar, Chief Commercial Officer at Etisalat Nigeria said the development showed consumers were aware of the quality service the company offered.

"This is a clear indication that the Nigerian consumers have made their choice based on current realities on ground.

"We set out early in our business to ensure that we developed products and services that suit the lifestyle of all our target customers.

"We have also ensured that we have a reliable network to accommodate existing and new customers and these efforts have been recognised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other stakeholders in the telecoms industry,” Ammar said.

NCC in a recent report stated Etisalat met the requirements the commission requested in a Memorandum of Understanding to reduce the Drop Call Rate (DCR), Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR), Traffic Channel Congestion
(TCHcong) and Stand Alone Dedicated Control Channel (SDCCHcong) among others.

Porting allows customers of the four mobile networks-Airtel, Etisalat, Globacom and MTN- to change to another network but retain their number.

- CAJ News


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