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Mobile Number Portability finally kicking in from Nov 1

26 Oct

After multiple delays, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) a service that will allow subscribers to change carriers while retaining their number, is finally set to take off in India. Telecom Minister A Raja has said that MNP will be rolled out on November 1 starting from Harayana Haryana, The Hindu reports. It seems that the service will now be rolled out in phases rather than launching Pan-India simultaneously as previously thought.


SOURCE: The Hindu

Mobile Number Portability delayed yet again, might happen in Februrary 2011

25 Jun

Mobile number portability (MNP) in India shall once again not meet its deadline of 30 June, a senior official at the department of telecommunications (DoT) told Mint. According to the DoT official, MNP will not be implemented before February next year as state-owned operators MTNL and BSNL have not been able to get the gateways installed in time. While BSNL has started installing the gateways in some parts of the country, MTNL hasn’t even initiated the process.

Once the gateways are installed, operators will first undergo project testing for two months before bringing number portability to the common public.