MTN Nigeria has launched a new network prefix to its pre-existing 13, which brings the tally to 14. On the 30th of October, 2020 MTN Nigeria added the network prefix, 0913, to its network.
Recall that earlier in the year, precisely on the 11th of March, 2020, MTN Nigeria added three network prefixes, 0704, 07025, 07026 to its Network. The prefixes, which were formerly for visafone numbers were launched 3 years after the acquisition of visafone by MTN Nigeria.
As Number ranges get exhausted, new ones are unveiled. For instance, when “0803” and “0806” numbers got exhausted around 2009, MTN Nigeria unveiled the 0813 Numbering range.
Therefore, with the emergence of the new network prefixes, potential subscribers can purchase their new MTN lines, and opt for which of the three prefixes they prefer.
TechEconomy.ng can report that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had allocated 12 number blocks to MTN; each range consisting of 10 million.
The additional Visafone number block with 2 million Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Numbers (MSISDNs); that is 122 million in all.
MTN Nigeria’s Mobile Phone Network Prefixes:
The new “prefix” MTN Nigeria introduced in October 2020 as tweeted by the telco.
The “07025” prefix was formerly associated with the now defunct Visafone. MTN Nigeria acquired Visafone in late December 2015.
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One of MTN Nigeria’s pioneering Network prefixes. It was launched in 2007, after they acquired the Unified Access license.
A Network prefix formerly used by defunct Visafone, which MTN Nigeria acquired.
One of the first network prefixes used by MTN. It was rolled in after “0803” and “0806”.
MTN Nigeria started commercial operations via the 0803 prefix in 2001. It was the first to be used by the Network.
The second network prefix used by MTN Nigeria after “0803”. It was launched in 2005.
MTN Nigeria launched the “0810” prefix in 2011.
The prefix was unveiled in 2009, after MTN Nigeria exhausted the “0803” and “0806” prefix.
“0814” was introduced in December 2012.
The prefix was launched in December 2009. That same year, MTN Nigeria was quoted to have secured approval from NCC for submarine cable landing station.
MTN introduced this number prefix in 2013.
The “0906” prefix was announced in 2017, 4 years after “0903” was unveiled.