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Zimbabwe to have mobile number portability next year

by Staff reporter
08 Dec 2013 at 13:43hrs | Views
POTRAZ, Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has sent notices to the mobile networks warning them that it wants to introduce Mobile Number Portability next year.

Mobile number portability (MNP) enables mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another.

The notice, which has been seen by TechZim, warned the networks that they need to consider support for MNP in their network upgrade plans over the next year.

In the notice POTRAZ said: "The inability of subscribers to retain their respective mobile telephone numbers when they change service providers presents an obstacle to competition and an inconvenience to the customers."

The expected launch of MNP in the country is still not clear though.

Source - telecommunicationafrica