The telecom department (DoT) has reportedly set March 31, 2015 for implementation of full mobile number portability (MNP) across the country. This means subscriber of any circle can switch operator in other circles while retaining their numbers.
Pan India MNP has been one of the important elements of the National Telecom Policy announced in 2012. However, back and forth between the telecom regulatory authority and telecom department delayed the roll out of pan-India mobile number portability. The industry had been waiting for a clearer guidelines on this after the new government steps in.
Interestingly, mobile operators have shown willingness to implement the pan India mobile number portability.
In an interaction with Digit, GSM operators body COAI's Director General Rajeev S Mathews had said: “We support the objectives of NTP-2012 and are committed to working with the Regulator and DoT on implementing these in a customer and industry friendly manner. National MNP is part of the NTP-2012 objectives and we look forward to working with the DoT, if they accept the TRAI recommendations.”
“National MNP is a very complex matter including over 10 Operators, 2 MNP providers, several NLD and ILD players and 22 circles with over 900 million connections. Nowhere in the world has such a complex matter been done so far. So, all of the stakeholders are not ready as of now. We will need to commence the project design and implementation as soon as the DoT approves,” he added.
Other Popular Deals
- Best smartphones to buy under Rs. 7,000 in India right now14 upcoming mobile phones you should expect in India in 2016
- 10 smartphone sequels to look forward to in 201510 best smartphones between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000...
- Best smartphones under Rs. 15,000 with great battery backup26 upcoming & latest smartphones to check-out
- Slimmest phones you can buy in India [November 2015]The best upgrade options for 10 classic smartphones
- Huawei P8: First LookXiaomi Mi4i vs Asus Zenfone 2 (2GB): Quick Comparison
- LG G4: First LookAsus Zenfone 2 and Zenfone Selfie: In Pictures
- Sony's current & upcoming Xperia phones: An OverviewMicromax Canvas Sliver 5: First Look
- Sony Xperia C4: First LookCoolpad Dazen X7 and Dazen 1: In pictures