TRAI recommends no change in entry fee for mobile number portability for service providers

NEW DELHI: There should be no change in the entry fee for mobile number portability (MNP) service providers for implementing Full Mobile Number Portability, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said today. 

It also said the Performance Bank Guarantee and Financial Bank Guarantee for the MNP service providers should be continued according to the existing licence conditions. 


The recommendations were made in response to the Department of Telecom on additional entry fee, Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG) and Financial Bank Guarantee (FBG) to be charged from the existing Mobile Number Portability licensees for enhancement of scope of their licence. 


In accordance with the provisions contained in the National Telecom Policy 2012 regarding “One Nation- Full Mobile Number Portability,” TRAI received a reference from the DoT on 27 December 2012, seeking the recommendations of TRAI for implementing full Mobile Number Portability across the country. 

After consultation with the stakeholders and examination of various issues, TRAI had given its recommendations on ‘Full Mobile Number Portability’ to the Department on 25 September 2013. 


On 2 July this year, the DoT conveyed the acceptance of the said recommendations and requested TRAI to give its opinion for additional entry fee, PBG and FBG to be charged from the existing Mobile Number Portability licensees for enhancement of scope of their license. 


The issues indicated in the DoT’s reference have been examined by the Authority and response to the said issues has been finalised. 

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