Indian MNP launch faces fresh delay

15 Mar 2010

The introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) in India has been pushed back once again following a meeting at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Economic Times reports. It is understood that the failure to complete the implementation of systems to facilitate the service are the cause of the latest delays, and it now appears that MNP will not be launched until July at the earliest. The revelation follows earlier troubles in getting number portability off the ground; in December 2009 the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that it had security concerns over the ownership structure of Telcordia joint venture MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions (MITS) India, which had been selected to administer MNP in southern and eastern states. After the government had set a deadline of 31 March 2010 for MNP introduction, it said last month that the reconsideration of the company’s status had forced that date to be pushed back to May 2010.

India,

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share