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NCC warning at MNP-defying firms

01 August 2013, 08:58Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reiterated threats to punish mobile network operators if found guilty of frustrating the Mobile Number Portability exercise.

NCC’s Director of Public Relations, Tony Ojobo, said the organisation noted such allegations and investigations were ongoing.

"Where there is a deliberate obstruction of a porting request, that particular operator would be a sanctioned,” he said in Lagos.

A defaulting operator risks a fine of N200 000 ($1 200) per subscriber if discovered to have denied a customer porting.

Recently, NCC formed a Mobile Number Portability Implementation Committee to resolve all issues arising from the implementation of the MNP across all the networks.

"When such complaints come, the committee looks at them and find out what actually happened. In the committee you have all of the parties: you have the clearing house, who serves as the administrator, the networks and the regulator,” said Obojo.

MNP enables subscribers to change networks but retain their number.

- CAJ News

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