Factors Infuencing Mobile Network Porting in Nigeria

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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was first introduced in Singapore in 1997, after which both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands adopted it in 1999, with a number of other countries in Europe, America and Africa (South Africa – 2006, Ghana – 2012) following suit. By September 2008, 48 countries around the world had launched MNP, and some 154 million people, i.e., 4% of all mobile subscribers globally and 13% of subscribers in countries that implemented MNP ported their mobile numbers. By the end of December 2013, 67 countries (including Nigeria) had adopted the MNP.

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