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Botswana drops plans for number portability

12.04.2021
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Operators encouraged to focus on digital alternatives

Plans for mobile number portability (MNP) in Botswana have now been abandoned, six years after they were announced, says telegeography. The Botswana Ministry of Transport and Communications has said that an operator readiness assessment study had shown that the plan was not feasible. Instead, operators were being encouraged to promote ‘over-the-top’ services. The move will be a disappointment to smaller operators expecting to gain market share from larger competitors, says the news site.

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Plans for mobile number portability (MNP) in Botswana have now been abandoned, six years after they were announced, says telegeography.

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