MNP: 193,000 GSM subscribers change networks

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A total of 193,000 subscribers have switched new service providers since the introduction of the Mobile Portability the country, the Communications Commission has said.

The of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo, said this at a ceremony award prizes three students that won essay ‘the effect of MNP telecoms service and usage ,’ organised by the NCC.

Mobile Portability was introduced by the regulatory agency April 22, 2013 enable subscribers retain numbers while switching to other preferred service providers.

Ojobo said, “Since inception, 193,000 subscribers have successfully ported across the various telecoms networks.

“The introduction of the MNP was aimed at enabling telecom subscribers to exercise the power of choosing the network that will them with the desired services.

“As is the case most countries where it has been introduced, its launch led to better customer care services, deepened , innovative services, wider coverage for all the networks and above all enthronement of the consumer as the king the market place.”


Executive Vice Chairman at NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, said one of the reasons the commission introduced MNP was to democratise choice and the movement of subscribers across the networks using the same while stimulating subtle among operators.

He pledged the readiness of the regulatory agency to do all within its powers to enable subscribers to enjoy value for money.

Juwah said, “We shall always discharge our regulatory responsibility with maximum sincerity, firmness and fairness with the intent that the industry becomes much better for the various .”

The first prize of the essay went to Dasaolu Johnson, a student at the of Lagos. The prize went to Kadri Olamide, a veterinary medicine student at the of Ibadan while the third prize went to Nicholas Okpala, a civil engineering student at the of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

The three students expressed appreciation to NCC for offering them the opportunity to do and learn more a subject outside curricula in . [Punch]