Accra, June 27 - Mobile Telecommunications Network, MTN, has reaffirmed its commitment for the Mobile Number Portability scheduled to be introduced on July 7, 2011.
The mobile telecoms giant says it is ready to absorb the USD2.5 porting fee on subscribers who will be porting to their network when the system is finally operational.
Speaking at an Editors Forum in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Ikpoki said the company is confident that subscribers of the other networks would see this as an opportunity to join majority of their counterparts on MTN “because we are best placed to continue to meet their evolving needs”. Aside absorbing the porting fees, “MTN will continue to invest in our network to enable us deliver on quality services for our subscribers”, he added.
On the porting process, Mr. Clement Asante, the Ag.Chief Marketing Officer noted that the porting process would be completed in a maximum of 24 hours but that clients will lose all products of the previous telecom provider after the process. According to him, more awareness still needs to be created to ensure the success of the exercise.
To this end, MTN publishes Tit bits in Graphic daily to educate subscribers on the MNP system. MTN also provided updates on its network improvement and CSR investments during the interaction with the editors.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will be launched in Ghana in July, 2011 and will ensure that subscribers are able to switch from one mobile network to the other without losing their original numbers. This policy is meant to ensure that telecom operators are more responsible in the delivery of quality services to their subscribers and more importantly give subscribers options that they hitherto didn’t have.