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Friday, September 27, 2013

Nationwide mobile number portability facility may not have any impact; reports


27th September, 2013, New Delhi: Telecom operators feel that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s suggestion to roll out mobile number portability throughout the nation in the next 6 months would not have much impact.mobile handset picture

According to reports, Cellular Operators Association of India’s director general Rajan Matthews stated that they totally support full mobile number portability, but at the same time they do not think that it would be a huge game changer. Just one to two percent users port in a year. But this number may drop in country wide porting.

He also added that the 6 month deadline is a huge challenge because of the complexity as well as the amount of testing required for mobile number portability.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, recommended MNP implementation in 6 months. When implemented, this would let the subscribers to keep the number and even when they change their service region. At present, the mobile number portability facility, which is available, allows the subscriber to change the subscriber within the same circle.

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