Uganda’s UCC to initiate study to look at costs of Mobile Number Portability

Telecoms

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is to conduct a study on the use of Mobile Number Portability. This would enable the users to switch their operator without having to change their phone number. An officer from the UCC said that if such a system was adopted, it would increase competition in the market.

"Every operator will strive to offer competitive tariff packages to attract as many subscribers as possible," he said. The study is expected to commence some time this year after selecting the contractor, he added.

Mobile telephone number portability is used in countries like Bahrain, Hungary and Romania . A number of African countries are still carrying out studies on the system to gauge its applicability.

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