MNP to increase due to 2G Scam licensing issues
If you have not already read the report, its high time you know that, the Supreme Court of India and revoked and cancelled licenses of 122 telecom operators such as Idea Cellular, Uninor, Tata Teleservices, Loop Telecom and Videocon due to the 2G scam. This will give a huge rise to the use of Mobile number Portability by users who are on these networks.
Though in India people are not very committed to MNP as in West, it will still be used as an option by those for whom retaining their numbers is very important. MNP would certainly act as a useful aid
– Com First India – Mahesh Uppal
TRAI also had a say on the subject claiming the total number of users affected is 5 % of the total subscribers.
The move is likely to affect less than 5 percent of users as the current operators other than the ones whose licences have been cancelled control almost the rest of the market, Customers can always go to the operators of their choice (through MNP)”
–Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman J.S. Sarma
Even if the affected audience is only 5%, it actually amounts to a very large number if you consider the active subscriber list. Mobile number portability takes upto 14 days, in such a scenario users may find themselves without a way out.