Number portability to miss deadline

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had earlier said that MNP would come into force on January 1. However, except for Vodafone, most companies are yet to get on to the MNP regime.

The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) have also informed the government that they will not be able to implement the system before April next year in view of the lack of time to tweak the technology, tariff plans and billing.

“We have conducted tests within our network. But to conduct test with other operators, it seems, a few more weeks would be required”, R K Agarwal, Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL, told Deccan Herald.

J S Sarma, Chairman, TRAI, said the operators should try to implement the facility within the deadline, lest they should be labelled anti-consumer.

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