Mobile Number Portability Not Before Dec 31!

Mobile number portability not before Dec 31: DoT

The Government of India extended to December 31 implementation of mobile number portability, a facility allowing subscribers to retain their numbers even after changing service providers.


However, the 100-day delay in the planned implementation of the MNP is credited to operators‘ inability to upgrade their network.

On top of that the delay on part of regulator TRAI to come out with tariff for the service.


On the other hand, this required customization and upgradation of the existing network to be capable of providing the MNP service while certain technical and commercial issues related to it are also being resolved.


Additionally, it is said that it requires considerable time and effort hence it has been decided by the Department of Telecom to extend the date of implementation of MNP in Metro Category A service areas to December 31, 2009 in the first phase.


Moreover, it is said that the service is expected to be available by end of 2009 to begin with in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.


The Department of Telecommunications had issued guidelines for its implementation in the country in August last year.


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