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Mobile number portability will take effect in Cameroon from 1st September 2017

Mobile number portability will take effect in Cameroon from 1st September 2017
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:56

(Business in Cameroon) - Announced for November 2016, then April 2017 by the regulatory body in the telecommunication sector in Cameroon, mobile number portability will finally take effect in Cameroon from 1st September 2017, we learned on 21st August 2017, during the ceremony to launch the communication campaign instructed by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

In other words, starting from 1st September 2017, mobile subscribers will be able to migrate from one operator to another, while retaining the same telephone number; which, according to the management of the Ministry of Posts and Telecoms, offers more flexibility to customers.

The mobile number portability project in Cameroon reached a milestone on 31st January 2017, in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, when the activities of the Economic Interest Grouping for the management of mobile portability in Cameroon (Groupement d’intérêt économique pour la gestion de la portabilité mobile au Cameroun; GIE-PMC), gathering operators MTN, Orange and Nexttel, were launched.

The three operators thus took the commitment to invest FCfa 1.5 billion in setting up a centralised database, whose contract was awarded by the telecoms regulatory body to Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei.


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