Oct 31 Mobile number portability


New Delhi: The telecom regulator on Thursday said mobile number portability (MNP) will be implemented nationwide from Oct 31, ruling out any further delay. The MNP is a service that allows a mobile user to change his operator while retaining the number. “There will be no further delay in the implementation of MNP,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman JS Sarma said here.

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


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