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Relief for operators as TRAI extends deadline for revised mobile port norms

The move came after telecom service providers and other players involved in the port out process sought extension of the original June 13 deadline

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Telecom regulator Wednesday extended the timeline for implementation of revised (MNP) norms, by more than three months to September 30, providing relief to operators.

"These stakeholders have accordingly requested to extend the timeline for implementation of Telecommunication (Seventh Amendment) Regulations, 2018," said., citing "various reasons including significant changes in their network and IT elements", said in a statement.

The revamped (MNP) rules makes the entire process faster and simpler, and TRAI has prescribed two days timeline for port out requests within a service area.

TRAI statement said that the feedback of operators citing difficulties was examined and the timeline for implementation of Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability revised norms was accordingly extended to September 30.

First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 21:20 IST