Lagos - The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and operators of Global Systems for Mobile communications (GSM) services will today flag-off the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme in the country.
Under the new scheme, more that 110 million mobile phone subscribers in the country will be able to change from one network to another while retaining their numbers.
Communications Technology minister Omobola Johnson will be the guest speaker at a special event to officially launch the scheme.
In a statement, the communications technology minister said that the number portability scheme means that subscribers have a choice on which network to use. He hoped that this would increase competition in the industry.
"This scheme will not correct the quality of service issue that we are currently facing nationwide.
"We are doing a number other things to work on quality of service issues, making it easier for our network operators to rollout infrastructure without the bottlenecks of multiple taxes and multiple regulations, the cost of Right of Way (RoW) and the vandalism of ICT infrastructure," she said.
- CAJ News