After so much of Delay, Department Of Telecom [DoT] has now decided that all mobile operators will not be allowed to Launch any commercial services if their network is found not ready for [MNP] Mobile Number Portability [with effect from September 1, 2010]
According to a note by DoT
It has been decided by the competent authority that permission to launch commercial services in any service area with effect from 1st September, 2010 shall be given to only those Licensee(s) who are MNP Compliant.
MNP Compliant – ensure that the Inter-Operator Test for poring as well as call scenario test as prescribed by TEC has bee completed
MNP has missed many deadlines, The last deadline set is October 31, 2010
Mobile Number Portability is service using which mobile users can change their mobile operator without changing their existing mobile number
BSNL which has played spoilspot is reportedly now ready to implement Mobile Number Portability