TRAI extends deadline for new MNP rules

13 Jun 2019

Sector watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has pushed back the deadline for implementing the most recent mobile number portability (MNP) rules from 13 June to 30 September. The TRAI amended MNP rules in December 2018, reducing the processing time for porting requests within a telecom circle to two working days from four. In April this year, however, the regulator received requests for an extension to the timeline from several stakeholders, citing ‘various reasons including significant changes in their network and IT elements’.