MNP Continues To Prove A Strong Weapon For Indian Mobile Users

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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has proven to be an effective force within the hands of Indian mobile users & as per the latest reports this tool continues to be used effectively.According to the latest update from The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 2.30 Million Indian Mobile Subscribers sent out porting requests in the month of October last year. This is a 4.80% jump as compared...
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Full-fledged Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Will Soon Become A Reality: TRAI

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Mobile Number Portability or MNP is about to go national. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended full-fledged rollout of MNP facility across all the telecom circles in the country within six months. MNP has been active for about 2 years now. What began as a pilot process, was received with a lot of enthusiasm. In spite of the fact that there have been a couple of dips at first,...
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Loop Mobile To Be Acquired By Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel may soon take ownership of Loop Mobile.  The current owners have been searching for a strong buyer and the telecom company Loop Mobile has been close to shuttering its operations in the past. Owing to volatility in the Policies and other factors like the high license fees, it has become increasingly difficult for relatively smaller companies to sustain operations. Airtel may be one of...
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TRAI Finally Allows Even Corporate Mobile Customers To Avail MNP

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Large Corporate Customers, who usually opt for bulk communication plans for their employees, have won a significant reprieve from the clutches of ‘Contractual Obligations’ wielded by Mobile Companies. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a landmark decision to allow bulk ‘Porting Out’ requests from corporations who had earlier entered into specific agreements with telecom...
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TRAI’s Mobile Subscriber Report For April Pegs Total Mobile Subscriptions At 867.02 Million

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The TRAI recently released a report which throws some light on the subscription data as of 30th April, 2013. According to the report, India currently has around 867.02 million which has decreased from the figure of 867.80 million. Urban subscriber share in the mobile segment is 60.11%. The rural share of 39.89% and is showing increase in subscription, an indicator of the growing mobile and mobile Internet...
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Telecom Sector Gets Marginal Growth Spurt In March

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The Indian Telecom companies have managed to add just a few subscribers in the month of March. The growth of 0.67% was recorded when the subscriber count went from 89.20 Crores to 89.80 Crores, according to data released by Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). In its latest monthly report, TRAI has confirmed, “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 898.02 million at the...
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Get Ready For Pan India Mobile Number Portability As TRAI Initiates Process

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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will soon get a bump to the National level as the apex governing body, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has begun the process.MNP has been prevalent for quite some time in India. It basically allows one to keep one’s number & still change the service provider. Though this landmark & fundamental freedom drew wide-spread attention in the beginning,...
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“Mobile Number Portability Benefited Idea Cellular The Most”, Kapil Sibal

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In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of Communications Kapil Sibal divulged some interesting facts about the state of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme launched in January last year. Sibal confirmed that Idea Cellular was the biggest gainer with a net customer base of 3.32 million customers as on March 31st. From this number 9,297,896 were due to MNP. The next beneficiary was Vodafone...
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TRAI Complains Against Loop Mobile For Rejecting MNP Requests

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The apex body for Telecom companies, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has filed a law suite against Loop mobile for rejecting certain Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Requests.TRAI has alleged in the complaint that Loop mobile citied some reasons which were “not in consonance with the provisions of the Telecom Mobile Number Portability Regulations”. In simpler words, Loop mobile...
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TRAI Warns TelCos About MNP Malpractice. No Written Requests To Be Entertained.

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Taking note of the high number of MNP requesting being cancelled, TRAI has issued a stern directive to “Stop the cancellation or withdrawal of MNP Port Out request by ‘Donor’ operator“. Mobile Number Portability introduce in India was received with much fanfare. Though later it fizzled out. Upon wondering why, TRAI unearthed a shocking truth; Tricks that telecom operators were playing to...
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