Sunday, March 22, 2009

India - MNP approaches

Mobile Number Portability in India within the next year

Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura has said in a statement that they are aiming to have mobile number portability available across the country within the next year.

He said: “MNP service will be introduced within one year across the country.”

The government has already given licenses to implement Mobile Number Portability in the country to two US-based companies.

The service would first be made available in the major cities in the country. It would be expanded to cover the entire telecom circles at a later stage.

Mobile Number Portability would enable mobile users in the country to switch carriers while retaining their existing mobile numbers.

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