Factors Infuencing Mobile Network Porting in Nigeria


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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