Telecom News - In Brief

Telecoms

- The planned implementation of number portability by the telecom regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has elicited joy among telecom subscribers.It has raised hope that the initiative would further drive down cost of telecoms services, in addition to maintaining high quality service across networks.Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders have applauded the recent move by the NCC in appointing a consortium for the implementation of number portability across networks. They were of the view that if implemented, it would further stabilise the telecom sector and discourage subscribers from carrying multiple phones.

- South Africa based MTN Group has announced that it had 158.59 million customers across all its subsidiaries the end of September 2011. This is a 4.1% increase over the past three months.