Friday, January 30, 2015

Mark the Date: May 3, 2015, Pan-India MNP




TRAI has gone ahead and issued a fresh draft of regulations regarding the Nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP), by which all and any telecom user will be able to switch their telecommunications carrier without the need to change their current numbers.

Currently, users of telecommunications services in a particular circle were allowed to use Mobile Number Portability services. A telecommunications circle is actually the state the respective customer is currently in. In reality, a user from Kerala or Tamilnadu could only switch telecommunication service companies in Kerala or Tamilnadu only. Now, we have news that after May 3, 2015, users would be able to travel to any state within India and switch his and/or her telecommunications company without the need for changing his and/or her number.

TRAI has introduced this feature as the 6th Amendment to the telecommunications law. This process actually started in the year 2009. In the last amendment, TRAI had suggested major changes and regulatory guidelines, which laid the foundation for the current draft base. A crucial point of discussion related to post-paid customers. The post-paid customers who had even paid their full dues were liable to have their services disconnected when they changed carriers. This issue has been addressed in the current draft.

Also, TRAI has fixed a deadline for MNP, and has set the standards and protocols to be adhered. TRAI has requested people to provide their comments and feedback, which it deems valuable, on the current draft on or before February 6, 2015.

People who would like to comment on the Nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) can email in their comments to the following email address:

  1. advmn@trai.gov.in
  2. trai.mn@gmail.com


Conclusion


We’re eagerly waiting to see how the Draft Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 turns out. We would recommend our users to provide comments on the Draft Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 to the above-mentioned email address so that it can be developed in a useful way for all. We would also be posting news as and when we have news on the Draft Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2015.

Do you think that TRAI releasing the Draft Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 will help in shaking the telecommunications market in India? How would you rate TRAI’s releasing the Draft Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2015? Would you want to switch to another service provider after the Draft Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 is finalized and is signed into law?








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