Nigerian Networks to Launch MNP Services Next Week


The Nigeria's telecoms regulator NCC has announced that Mobile Number Portability will go live in the country next week, and also a day earlier than originally planned.

Reuben Muoka, Head, Media and Public Relations of the Commission told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).that contrary to the initial announcement of the launch on March 26, the regulatory body had finalised arrangements to begin the service a day earlier.

The initial launch will affect just the GSM networks, with CDMA networks required to offer MNP services later on this year.

Porting between GSM and CDMA networks is however not expected to be available for some time.

Customers seeking to port their numbers will also be required to reverify their personal ID with the networks.