New rules for mobile number portability will not come into effect from November 11, decision postponed due to technical reasons
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) revised the number of mobile number portability (MNP) will not come into effect from November 11 at present. TRAI has postponed the new system further due to technical reasons. Explain that the new rules were to come into force from November 11. Due to which applications for MNP between 4 and 10 November were also closed. That is, users can now provide number portability during this period. Currently, TRAI has not given any information about the new date.
The TRAI has stated that the timelines stated cannot be adhered to given some technical issues at the level of telecom operators and MNP service providers.
The New system will Start Soon
According to a TRAI official, if a person provides MNP after the new system is implemented, then its process will be completed in 2 working days. At the same time, the request for number portability from one circle to another will be met in 5 days. Right now it takes 7 days to complete this process.
Rs.10k fine for rejecting porting application
According to the new rules, TRAI may impose a fine of up to Rs 10,000 on the mobile operator if the porting application is rejected for the wrong reasons. Under the new rules, TRAI has also made corporate porting easier. Now 100 mobile numbers can be ported simultaneously using a single authorization letter. Earlier this limit was 50 mobile numbers.
Benefit For Telecom Operators
Telecom operators have to pay to different agencies for every mobile number portability transaction. The new fee fixed by TRAI has now been reduced to just Rs 5.74, after which the telecom operators will be saved in every transaction. Telecom operators now have to pay 19 rupees for every new customer.
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