Cote d’Ivoire hopes to implement MNP by end-2017

7 Apr 2017

The Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications in Cote d’Ivoire (Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications de Cote d’Ivoire, ARTCI) has opened a tender to find a company to run its mobile number portability (MNP) system. The regulator is looking to implement MNP by the end of 2017 and has told local cellcos Orange, MTN and Moov to prepare their back-office systems in anticipation of its launch. The ARTCI is hoping that the introduction of MNP will encourage operators to improve their quality of service (QoS) in an effort to dissuade customers from switching their network provider.