Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

TRAI revises regulations for Mobile Number Portability, to make postpaid MNP process easier

Telecom regulatory authority of India has yesterday issued the 6th amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation which was in place since 2009. The DOT had notified all telecom operators on 3rd November 2014 to prepare their systems for the implementation of full Pan India number portability to be in place in six months from the date of issue of the notification which comes to 3rd May 2015. This [...]

Draft rules for full mobile number portability issued by TRAI

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued draft regulations to facilitate full mobile number portability (MNP), which is set to start from May 3. Currently, MNP norms allow users to retain their numbers while changing their operators within the same service area. India has 22 telecom circles or service areas. The full or nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) will allow consumers to change service provider in any part [...]

List of operators who have been fined for Violating MNP: Airtel emerges top offender

TRAI so far put financial disincentives of Rs.8,13,26,000 for violation of MNP regulation, answered Hon.Minister for communication and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad during the question hour session in Rajya Sabha on 28/11/2014. After implementation of the Mobile Number Portability Regulations, the Authority had received a number of complaints wherein the subscribers had reported that their porting requests were rejected by the donor operators on various grounds. On examination, it [...]

Reliance, Tata Teleservices and Aircel top net losers of subscribers, Idea & Vodafone gains under MNP: Ravi Shankar Prasad

IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has informed that Reliance Communications (RCom), Tata Teleservices and Aircel are among the top net losers of subscribers under mobile number portability (MNP) services to Lok Sabha. Idea Cellular has been the biggest net gainer of mobile subscribers through MNP service, as per data till October, 2014 presented in the Lok Sabha by the minister. "The public sector companies, i.e. BSNL and MTNL [...]

MNP: One nation, one number by May 2015

Indian mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations from 2015. Government of India has asked telecom firms to implement full mobile number portability (MNP) by May 3 2015. For this, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has given its approval to the introduction of full mobile number portability and has [...]

Karnataka and Rajasthan reported highest number of MNP requests as of June 2014

TRAI has come up with the data by the service providers that throw some light on the pattern of the MNP state wise and region wise. According to the data by end of June 2014 a total of 123.87 million subscribers have submitted their request for port out to different operators. This report however highlights the requests received and this will differ from the actual number of people who have [...]

Can Nationwide MNP be a reality in 2015 ?

Mobile Number Portability is easily one of the best reforms to have come by in the telecom sector. Till now you can only change your operator within a circle but if the latest report is to be believed, the government is pushing for a national mobile number portability by March 31, 2015. The Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said, “The national mobile number portability (MNP) is likely to be [...]

Over 100 Million Mobile Subscribers Utilised MNP till August-end – TRAI

The Number of Unhappy Mobile Service users now crossed 100 million mark, yes! according to latest TRAI data, more than 100 million mobile phone customers had changed their mobile service operator by using the MNP - Mobile Number Portability service as of August end. In north zone, maximum number of MNP requests have been received in Rajasthan circle (about 9.85 million) followed by Gujarat (about 8.67 million) whereas in MNP [...]

TRAI Recommends Pan India – Full Mobile Number Portability within 6 Months

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today sent its recommendations on "One Nation - Full Mobile Number Portability" (Pan-India Number Portability) to DoT and suggested its implementations within six months. If Department of Telecommunications (DOT) accepts TRAI's recommendation, mobile service users can switch to any operator across India across any circle without changing the mobile number, even if that operator does not operate in their current telecom circle. Presently, [...]

No More MNP for Customers on Closed Network of Mobile Operators Who Lost Licenses : TRAI

Mobile customers of Uninor, MTS India, Videocon and some others operators whose licenses were canceled by Supreme Court on February 2, 2012 in many circles and they failed to get fresh spectrum for respective circles, will no longer be able to port out from closed networks by opting Mobile Number Portability. India's telecom watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued directive to all existing mobile service providers to [...]

Carry your number: Country Wide MNP is Due in October 2013

The Indian government is looking to rollout Pan India Mobile Number Portability by October 2013. Under the ‘National Telecom Policy 2012’, the policies to govern the telecom industry, the government had envisaged implementing nation-wide MNP, or inter-circle MNP. Implementation of MNP will provide wider choices to the subscribers, apart from bringing in a higher degree of competition in the industry as it would compel operators to provide affordable and competitive tariffs, [...]

Uninor Asked To Generate UPC for MNP and Refund Subscribers Balance Amount in Mumbai and Kolkata

India's telecom watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has directed Uninor to generate UPC for Mobile Number Portability and refund within 15 days the prepaid balance amount of its GSM subscribers in Mumabi and Kolkata where the company has shut down its mobile service operations. TRAI  asked Uninor to generates Unique Porting Code (UPC) to facilitate shifting of their mobile numbers to networks of other service providers via Mobile [...]

MTNL To Woo Uninor users in Mumbai, Launches 3G Prepaid Connection with Freebies for Rs.25

India’s first 3G Mobile and Data Service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today announced the launch of New Prepaid offer to woo  1.8 million Uninor Mumbai customers as  Norway-based Telenor which operates under the Uninor brand, shuts operations overnight in accordance with a Supreme Court order. Today MTNL comes out to win these Uninor customers with its new service offers and special local advertisement campaigns are being rolled out [...]

MNP : BSNL Takes The lead In Kerala, Grabs 3,53,416 Subscribers From Private Operators

Loosing the ground to grab subscribers in Pan India Mobile Number Portability, India's National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) finally getting some good news from its Kerala telecom Circle. BSNL today announced that it was able to grab around 3,53,416 (net gain) customers from private operators via MNP  in Kerala. According to A.S. Sukumaran, General Manager, BSNL - Kerala, "till 17th July 2012, total 4,63,661 subscribers moved over [...]

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