Mobile Number Portability in India: Business & Technical Aspects

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International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
 
© 2015 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-30 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Keshav Kishore, Shamneesh Sharma, Pankaj Kajla
  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V30P111

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Keshav Kishore, Shamneesh Sharma, Pankaj Kajla "Mobile Number Portability in India: Business & Technical Aspects". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V30(2):67-70, December 2015. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
This paper presents current scenario of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which is changing the common man’s mobile usage in daily life along with its pros and cons in India. The motivation for this research work is emanated from the various concerns and issues raised by mobile users in the country and this work looks at the need for effective policies by authorities to have close monitoring and evaluation of the Mobile Number Portability schemes. The concept of mobile number portability allows us to change the operator without changing the mobile number. Now this approach in India will help the common man perspective in terms of mobile expenditure throughout the country by giving the freedom of changing the TSP without changing the mobile number. There are various challenges in this approach in India in terms of technical and financial segments of the cellular market and need to be taken care as soon as possible to get the full advantage.

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Keywords
National Destination Number, Mobile Equipment, SIM, BSS, BTS, MSC, GMSC, Call Routing, HLR, VLR and NPDB.