Mobile Number Portability service provider, Porting Access Ghana has engaged telecommunication experts in Accra on mobile number portability.
Telecommunication regulators from ECOWAS countries met in Accra to study Ghana’s successful implementation of the mobile number portability policy.
The delegation was to learn from Ghana how to ensure the provision of quality services in the implementation of the mobile number portability policy. Ghana is a global case study in Mobile Number Portability have implemented it in 2011 and has the fasted porting times globally, whereby a consumer can switch between operators in less than 5 minutes.
Organized by the West African Telecommunications Regulators Association, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority (NCA), the workshop brought together telecommunication experts, regulators, stakeholders and operators from Togo, Benin, Liberia, Guinea, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.
The study will help stakeholders in their quest to effectively implement similar policies in their respective countries, while ensuring the provision of quality services.
Top delegation from Porting Access Ghana led by the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O), Saqib Nazir made a presentation on how the mobile portability operates. Also present was Mr. Ronald Vlasman, Chief Executive Officer of Porting Access B.V., Netherlands, parent company of Porting Access Ghana.
Speaking in an interview with the media Mr. Saqib Nazir commended organizers of the workshop which he hoped would provide networking among countries on effective telecommunication and that other countries would learn from Ghana’s example.
He said mobile number portability had come to offer choice to the consumers and hence all should embrace for effective communication.
In his address, the Executive Secretary of the West African Telecommunications Regulators Association, Mr El Maman Laminou, commended Ghana for championing the cause of implementing mobile number portability in ECOWAS.
Participants were later hosted to a cocktail party at the premises of Porting Access Ghana
The mobile number portability policy was launched in Ghana in July 2011. It allows mobile telephony customers to move from one service provider to another while retaining their old mobile numbers. In Ghana the average time is under 5 minutes and over 2 million people have used the service since launch.
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