Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in India, which has been delayed for more than two years now, has finally made its debut starting in the Haryana circle. Mobile Number Portability allows unhappy customers to switch to another mobile service provider within the same circle, while retaining their existing mobile telephone number. Mobile Number Portability service is expected to be launched in other circles also by the end of this year itself.
It is estimated that, 10 percent of the mobile subscriber base is expected to avail MNP service in the first year. MNP implementation is expected to improve the competition and the quality of service as well.
Mobile Number Portability will also play a significant role in the 3G space as not all the operators have spectrum. So, a subscriber of a mobile operator which does not have 3G services may look to move to an operator who has.
The maximum time period for porting would be seven working days except in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and North East licenced service areas, wherein it would be 15 working days.
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