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Massive response to mobile number portability

25 June 2014, 16:00

Abuja - Local mobile network clients appear to have embraced the mobile number portability (MNP) scheme the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) introduced last year.

 According to figures released by the industry regulator, a total of 14 183 telecom users engaged in porting-out activities across the networks in April, as against the 13 383 recorded in March.

Globacom, the national mobile network operator, recorded the most gains during the current porting exercise for March and April this year.

The report showed that 3 212 subscribers ported to Globacom from other networks in March, while the number of subscribers who switched to Glo platform from other operators in April was 7 955, giving a total of 11 167 for the two months.

Airtel came second with a total gain of 8 565 for the two months. The company gained 5 749 porting subscribers in March, while 2 816 subscribers joined it from other operators in April.

Etisalat was next with 3 016 porting subscribers in March, while its April figure was 3 280, making a total of 6 296 new customers from other networks.

For MTN, the figure for March was 1 780, while that of April was 552, making a total of 2 332 subscribers who ported into the network from other service providers.

The porting activities showed that telecom users were most comfortable with the services of Globacom, hence the movement of most subscribers from other networks to its network.

Globacom recently embarked on a massive network expansion and technical network upgrade project which had significantly enhanced the quality of customer experience on the network.

The expansion project involves network upgrade and overhaul of infrastructure across the country as well as expansion and densification projects that will on completion cater for its existing and potential subscribers.

NCC introduced mobile number portability last year with the aim of deepening competition in the industry amid consumers complaining of inadequate services from the operators.

The exercise enables users to retain their mobile numbers despite changing networks.

– CAJ News

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