Tarikh pe tarikh… tarikh pe tarikh… tarikh pe tarikh
Yeah, thats exactly what Government is announcing when it comes to Mobile Number Portability – The date for implementation of MNP is postponed yet again !
As per the previous circular, it was supposed to be implemented by June 30th – we have now already crossed that date. The new date fixed for MNP implementation is 31st October 2010. So another 4 months wait for probably another postponed date.
There is sure is something seriously wrong with the way Government is going about this whole MNP issue. Yes, everyone understands that it is highly complex and sheer size of Indian Telecom market makes it difficult to implement MNP.
However, this is a given and I am sure dates had been decided taking into account the complexity of this whole thing.
Then how is it that for the 4th time that MNP is getting postponed ?
I think it is clear that Telecom Companies don’t really want MNP to be implemented or atleast want to postpone it as much as possible. One of the most important aspects from Telecom Operators point of view is that Mobile call rates need to stabilize, which will ensure that MNP, when implemented, does not change the equation too much.
So, yet again disgruntled customers who cannot change their age old mobile numbers are stuck with their Telecom Operators.
I doubt we will see MNP implemented by October 31st – Whats your view ?