Mobile Number Portability from Oct 31

Mobile Number Portability from Oct 31

India’s telecom regulator said today that mobile number portability (MNP) will be implemented nationwide from October 31. MNP is a service that allows a mobile user to change his operator while retaining the number.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) said the operators must ensure that all inter-operator tests for porting the numbers from one service provider to another are completed before September 1, 2010.

The Dot made it clear to all telecom operators that in case they fail to implement MNP as per the scheduled deadline, they will be barred from launching any new commercial services from September 1.


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