TRAI orders pan-India MNP in six months

26 Sep 2013

The Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has instructed mobile operators to implement nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) by April 2014, the Economic Times writes. At present, MNP is only available within each of the nation’s 22 operating areas: transferring a number across state boundaries is currently off-limits. Following consultation with the industry, the TRAI has finalised a method to implement pan-India MNP. Under the plans, the entire porting process will be handled by the MNP management firm responsible for the donor circle, thereby eliminating the need to transfer details between MNP providers, which had previously been a sticking point.