The revamped mobile number portability (MNP) rules makes the entire process faster and simpler, and TRAI has prescribed two days timeline for port out requests within a service area.
Acting on a complaint from Reliance Jio on alleged refusal of incumbent operators to allow mobile number portability (MNP), Trai has asked the operators for a clarification on the issue.
With Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in place, telecom operators are offering a gamut of mobile plans and services to avoid customer churn, and are also using technology so that customers can easily request services and get information.
"Idea remains the biggest gainer with 17 million net port-ins until end-January 2016. Not surprisingly, RCOM, Aircel and TTSL are the biggest losers. BSNL's performance is surprisingly respectable," Kotak Institutional Equities said in a note.
The state-owned BSNL today said it has added an average 22 lakh new connections every month in January-March of 2015-16 on the back of rationalisation in tariff rates.
North eastern states are barred from MNP, implemented in the rest of the country on July 3 for security reason, he said. He said that over 100 towers located in remote areas of the region have been shut down due to cost overrun. These towers were earlier funded by the centre under the Universal Service Obligation (USO) scheme.
Telecom industry body COAI had sought extension for implementing nationwide MNP as telecom operators have to make some technical changes
In a statement today, Trai said it has "Issued sixth amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009, which will facilitate full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country, with effect from May 3, 2015."
Country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalised over Rs 6 lakhs for charging customers on new tariff without informing regulator TRAI in time, as per details presented in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.
Idea Cellular has been the biggest net gainer of mobile subscribers though MNP service, as per data till October, 2014 presented in the Lok Sabha.
Loop Mobile's permit in Mumbai is expiring on November 29 as it did not purchase spectrum in February auction which was mandatory for continuing its operations.
Currently, MNP norms allow users to retain their numbers while changing their operators within the same service area. India has 22 telecom circles.
Mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released figures as part of its telecom subscription data. As on January 31, 2013, the number of
It was recently brought to the Parliament's notice that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has so far not penalised operators for rejecting MNP requests.
Finally, things seem to be moving in the direction of the "One Nation-Full Mobile Number Portability" plan ...
Vodafone has moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday against the governments plan to auction off spectrum in the 900MHz band. The petition has been
Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) has requested the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for a temporary licence so it can continue to operate till the new spectrum auction is held next month.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released figures as part of its Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st December 2012. The figures reveal
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest numbers, as part of its Highlights on Telecom Subscription Data as on 30th November
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently shared figures, part of its Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st October 2012. TRAI shared that the
The nations telecom minister, Kapil Sibal has set February 2013 as the deadline for nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP), Times of India
Telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said that the nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) scheme is expected to be rolled out by February 2013 and will allow users to retain their numbers even if they move from one state to another.
Broadband adoption rate in India has continued to grow, registering a year-on-year growth in excess of 100 percent.
The governments attempt at charging ISPs a fee of 8 percent of their annual revenue from April 2013 met with failure after the TDSAT rejected it.