TRAI allows number portability for corporate mobile connections

New Delhi: After implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had received complaints from the subscribers of corporate mobile numbers that their porting requests have been rejected by the donor operators under the category ‘Contractual Obligation’ for want of permission / authorization from the company / corporate for porting such numbers.

The Authority examined the complaints, and a need was felt to have a porting process for corporate mobile numbers where the users of mobile numbers are from the organisation, who is the owner of such mobile numbers.

Accordingly, TRAI placed draft Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations 2013 for consultation of the stakeholders and based on the stakeholder’s comments and TRAI’s own analysis, TRAI has issued the Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations.

Some of the salient features of this amendment are:

1. Up to 50 corporate mobile numbers of a service provider can be ported to another service provider through letter of authorization from the authorized signatory of the corporate mobile numbers, in a single porting request.

2. These amendments will become effective 90 days from today as the Telecom Service Providers and MNP service providers will require time to carryout required changes in their system.

3. Considering the activities involved and number of mobiles to be processed in single porting request, 48 hrs have been allowed for forwarding the porting request by the Recipient Operator, for corporate mobile numbers whereas 24 hrs remain unaltered for individual porting requests.

Kerala IT News
Source: PIB

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