Kuwaiti Telecoms sign deal for MNP

23 Apr 2013

Kuwait’s three telecommunication companies, Zain, Wataniya and Viva, have signed an agreement with the company responsible for setting up the country’s new mobile number portability (MNP) system, according to Arab Times. Sources report that the Ministry of Communications (MoC) has issued relevant regulations and conditions, including the requirement that network providers should not place obstacles in the way of any customer seeking to port their number from one company to another.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the MoC and the National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) stated earlier this month that MNP will be commercially available within 30-45 days, to allow mobile network operators sufficient time to set up their billing systems and thus avoid the financial losses experienced by some other countries when launching their own MNP regimes