Mobile Number Portability launched
India on Thursday entered the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) era, allowing mobile phone users to switch operators without changing numbers.
Launching the new service at Rohtak in Haryana near Delhi, Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said the service would be available in the rest of the country by January 20, 2011.
The mobile subscriber base in India had reached around 700 million from mere 33 million in March, 2004. India is the fastest growing telecom market in the world.