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MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY IN INDIA
– AN OVERVIEW

Prepared by

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Contents
1.

INTRODUCTION

2.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

3.

MNP PRINCIPLE IN INDIA

4.

HIGH LEVEL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR MNP SOLUTION
4.1.

Central Side- MNPO (Mobile Number Portability Operator)

4.2.

Operator Side (Service Providers)

5.

MNP TERMINOLOGY

6.

PORTING PROCESS FLOW

7.

POST MNP VOICE CALL FLOW

8.

POST MNP SMS FLOW

9.

PROCEDURE TO SWITCH SERVICE PROVIDER IN INDIA

10.

Reference

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List of Figures
Figure 1 HIGH LEVEL MNP ARCHITECTURE
Figure 2 END TO END PORTING PROCESS
Figure 3 End to End Call Flow for ported Number
Figure 4 POST MNP SMS FLOW FOR PORTED NUMBER

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submitted to DoT for initiating the process for MNPO

1. INTRODUCTION
The much awaited MNP (Mobile Number Portability)
finally launched

on

20th Jan

2011 in India,

empowering mobile phone consumers to change
service

provider

conveniently.Mobile

Number

Portability (MNP) allows the mobile subscribers to
retain the existing mobile phone number when the
subscriber switches from one access service provider
(Operator)

to

another

irrespective

of

(Mobile Number Portability Operator). Subsequently,
the DoT issued guidelines for MNP service license on
1st August 2008. The DoT guidelines envisaged
geographical division of the country into the two
Number Portability Zones (Zone 1 – North West &
Zone 2 – South East), each consisting of 11 licensed
service area.

mobile

DoT issued the tender Document on 25th November

technology or from one technology to another of the

2008 for MNPO. Based on the selection parameters

same or any other access service provider, in a

set in the guidelines for MNP service license, one

licensed service area.

MNP service licensee in each zone was selected. M/s
Syniverse Technologies(I)...
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