NCC switches focus to mobile number portability

14 Jun 2011

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced it is focusing its attention on the implementation of mobile number portability (MNP) now that its SIM registration programme is nearing completion, local newspaper Business Day reports. The telecoms regulator has not specified when the service, which allows mobile phone subscribers to keep their number if they switch service provider, will be implemented. It is expected that MNP will increase competition in Nigeria’s wireless market, which is Africa’s largest by subscribers, with over 90 million cellular users at the end of March 2011.