NCC starts work on MNP


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NCC starts work on MNP

Nigeria’s NCC has begun work on mobile number portability (MNP), releasing draft guidelines for the process for public comment.

This follows the successful nationwide SIM registration exercise, in which over 110 million SIMs were registered. The NCC said earlier this year that the exercise paved the way for MNP, which was likely to become available around September this year. MNP allows mobile phone users to switch operators without losing their numbers.

In a first step towards MNP, the NCC has now issued a discussion document entitled: ‘Nigeria Mobile Number Portability: Business Rules and Port Order’. The document sets out a framework for launching and managing MNP, covering 35 critical areas of operations and contractual agreements between the mobile network operators and the consumers.  

Among these are a stipulation that the porting process should take no longer than two working days.

Dr. Eugene Juwah, the executive vice chairman of the NCC said earlier this year that the regulator had selected a consortium of three companies – Interconnect, Saab Grintek and Telcordia – to manage the implementation of MNP. The consortium will be responsible for the set up and implementation of the MNP Clearing House and administer MNP in the country 

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