Telecoms – In Brief

Telecoms

Lycamobile Tunisia has reportedly fallen into step with its local competitors, and introduced mobile number portability (MNP), thus avoiding further regulatory intervention. Agence Ecofin reports that technical tests now been successfully completed allowing the full-blown introduction of MNP. As previously reported by MVNO Monday, the National Telecommunications Authority (Instance Nationale des Telecommunications, INT) ordered Lycamobile to introduce MNP functionality by 1 September, or face sanctions. It was previously warned in April this year that it needed to implement MNP, but missed its self-imposed 9 August deadline. The INT had threatened to fine the MVNO 1% of its turnover for the previous year.