The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has postponed the implementation of the new mobile number portability (MNP) rules indefinitely due to technical issues at the telcos’ and MNP service providers’ end.

Recently, the TRAI had reduced the per port transaction charge (PPTC) by 66 per cent from Rs 19 to Rs 6.46, which was to be effective from November 11, 2019. However, with the revised process getting deferred, the old porting fee of Rs 19 will continue to apply for now.

Further, TRAI had emphasised on the need for full robust testing prior to migration, adding that such testing cannot be concluded within November 11, which has led to the deferment.