Last time we blogged stating that operators are ready for the Mobile Number portability (MNP) to be implemented by March 2010 , but it looks like that isn’t true anymore. This time it is BSNL to be blamed for the delay.
“We have asked mobile operators to stick to the March 31, 2010 deadline for rolling out the MNP and we are confident that the March 31, 2010 deadline would be met by them. We will continue to review their preparedness,” Telecom Secretary P J Thomas told PTI.
“We got security clearance for MNP gateway only in February 3 which cause a two-month delay in our preparedness. We have issued the advanced purchase order but supply of equipment, installation and testing would take time till mid-May.. March 31 deadline looks difficult as fas as we are concerned”, BSNL CMD Kuldeep Goyal told PTI.
The MNP was to be implemented by 31st December 2009, but it was delayed until March 2010 because the operators weren’t ready. We can safely comment that nothing in Telecom industry in India can be achieved without delay.