Nigerian telecommunications operator, MTN Nigeria, announced this week that it was prepared to begin implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) as part of requests made by the telecom regulator in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
MTN CEO Brett Goschen said the company “had been ramping up efforts to make MNP a reality for mobile phone users in Nigeria.”
He continued to say that “the operator has made the necessary investment in infrastructure and staff and is finalizing the process of making this project a reality.”
Goschen said the company “is confident that when the NCC is ready to kick off of this project, MTN will be ready.”
He added that “a series of tests had been carried out on the company’s systems and infrastructure,” adding that “more tests will be carried out in the days ahead to ensure that the project takes off without any hitch.”
The NCC has been on the backs of mobile phone operators for much of the past year for them to improve services and customer relations. MNP is one of the main requirements laid down by the regulator.