Mobile Number Portability (MNP) from 1st November


Telecom Minister A. Raja on Tuesday said the mobile number portability (MNP) facility, which allows subscribers to retain numbers even after changing service operators, will be rolled out from November 1, starting with Haryana. “November 1 onwards MNP would be operational partially... We wanted to inaugurate it in Haryana,” Mr. Raja told reporters in New Delhi. The service is expected to be rolled out in the rest of the country in phases.
Its implementation is already delayed thrice due to different reasons. Necessary infrastructure not being in place was one of the reasons for delay. The Department of Telecom had given licences to Syniverse Technologies and MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions, a 74:26 joint venture between U.S.-based Telcordia and Deepak Talwar Consultants to implement MNP.