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MNP: Etisalat Claims 50% Lead In Ported Numbers

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June 19, 2013


Seven weeks into Mobile Number Portability (MNP) implementation, Etisalat Nigeria yesterday claimed it has taken a huge lead with almost 50 per cent of ported numbers coming its way.

    Although, the telecommunications regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is yet to officially give updates on ported numbers, telecom operators agree that the impact of numbers ported would  not significantly affect the numbers of subscribers moving from one network to another.

 Chief Commercial Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Wael  Ammar, said after collating the successfully ported numbers at the end of the sixth week of the launch of the scheme on its network, it has almost 50 per cent ported numbers so far. Ammar who did not release actual figures of ported numbers said: “I can tell you that Etisalat Nigeria has gained almost 50 per cent of the total figure of ported numbers so far. This is a clear indication that the Nigerian consumers have made their choice based on current realities on ground. We set out early in our business to ensure that we developed products and services that suit the lifestyle of all our target customers. We have also ensured that we have a reliable network to accommodate existing and new customers and these efforts have been recognised by the NCC and other stakeholders in the telecoms industry.”

Ammar cited the last quality of service indicators for mobile operators released by the NCC shortly before the launch of MNP as a clear indication that Etisalat was ready for business. The report showed that Etisalat met all the KPI targets assigned in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Drop Call Rate (DCR), Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR), Traffic Channel Congestion (TCHcong) and Stand Alone Dedicated Control Channel (SDCCHcong).


Article Credit: The Leadership News

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