Presentation on theme: "Mobile Number Portability By Kunal Oza. Number portability enables a subscriber to switch between services, locations, or operators while retaining the."— Presentation transcript:
Number portability enables a subscriber to switch between services, locations, or operators while retaining the original mobile number, without compromising on quality, reliability, services and operational convenience. Number portability definition
Number Portability Number Portability Operator Portability (Between Operators) Operator Portability (Between Operators) Location Portability (Between Service Areas) Location Portability (Between Service Areas) Service Portability (Between Wire line & Mobile) Service Portability (Between Wire line & Mobile) Fixed Number Portability Mobile Number Portability Types of number portability Types of number portability
Need of Number Portability Convenience of customer to personalize the same number across the Operators, Locations and Services. (No age for your number.) Subscriber’s benefit: Better QOS, more features and services, better tariff plans for customers. No cost incurred to notify the new contact details to the others( friends, family, business…..) Operator ’s benefit: Healthy competition and an opportunity to explore more services/features. Operator with best QOS will gain the subscribers. Introduction of innovative service.
MNP Terminologies related to network Originating Network Donor Network Recipient Network Originating Network: Network of the calling party Donor Network : Previous subscription of Called party Recipient Network : Present subscription of Called party NPDB: Number Portability Data Base (maintains portability database and provides routing instructions) NPDB
How It Works? How It Works? NP Clearinghouse NP Gateway Operator A Operator A Operator B Number Portability Clearinghouse Clearinghouse is a centralized system that interconnects mobile operators Defines number porting business rules and procedures Utilize the system to implement number portability. Provides statics and history for ported numbers Number Portability Gateway It is located at the Operator Premises Interface towards the Clearing house Manages the porting process Interface towards operators OSS/BSS Real-Time Network Query Real time query response system for call routing to ported numbers Setup by Clearing house for multiple operators NP Clearing house NP Clearing house
Call Routing - All call query Whenever a call is originated, the Originating n/w will query its NPDB (Number Portability database) Originating Network Originating Network Donor Networ k Donor Networ k Recipient Network Recipient Network ORIG NW Database ORIG NW Database LRN + Called Number Called Number ACQ (All Call Query Method) is called as direct routing, The Donor Network will not be part of the entire call flow LRN + B-MSISDN Based on the prefixed LRN the Originating n/w will route the call to the recipient n/w without involving the Donor network. NPDB will acknowledge the query by adding a prefix LRN (Location Routing Number) to the called number.
North Eastern States Gujarat Rajasthan Maharashtra & Goa Orissa Andhra Pradesh Karnataka Tamil Nadu Kerala Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh E Bihar West Bengal` Punjab Himachal Pradesh Haryana Jammu & Kashmir Uttar Pradesh W CHENNAI MUMBAI DELHI KOLKATA Zone II Zone I Zone I – MNP Clearing House Syniverse Technologies Zone II – MNP Clearing House MITS (MNP Interconnect Telecom Solutions) Geographical distribution of Indian Telecom market
How to Switch - Rules: The subscriber, who likes to avail this service, need to send a SMS from his mobile to 1900. Once the customer sends SMS, he will be receiving a unique porting code from the current service provider. Then he need to fill the application in a particular format and mention the new service provider, the customer would like to subscribe for. The new service provider will collect the information about the user from the current operator. A time period of seven days will be taken for the complete transfer of mobile number to the network of the new mobile operator. As a transformation charge for the new operator the subscriber has to pay the amount of Rs 19.
!dea NP Request NP Accept NP Done Model Porting Process Update Routingnfo NP Request NP Accept Validation of Request NP Exec Initiation of Execution NP Exec NP Ready Deactivation of Service NP Broadcast Activation and Update Routing Info National 3rd party clearing House. E.g. AirTel Customer Ported to Idea Network. AirTel Update Routing Info Validation of Request Deactivation of Service
Regulatory guidelines TRAI has issued the “Regulation” for MNP in India which includes Subscriber Eligibility Criteria Rights & Responsibilities of Donor Operator, Recipient Operator & MNP Clearing House
Subscriber Eligibility Criteria Subscriber Eligibility Criteria Completed 90 days from date of activation Completed 90 days from the last porting Subscriber Eligibility Criteria
Rights & responsibilities of Donor Operator, Recipient Operator & Clearing House Rights & responsibilities of Donor Operator, Recipient Operator & Clearing House Donor Operator Recipient Operator MNP Clearing House Maintain records of all Port-out cases If customer does not clear the dues, get the number deactivated thru Recipient Operator Pay Per Post Transaction charges to MCH Deactivate the number upon Donor Operator’s request Manage Porting Process Resolve inter operator issues Number reversal to “Range Holder” Maintain records of all Ported numbers Operator Criteria:
Impact on Network due to MNP Additional 25% signaling load will increase from the day1 of MNP launch. Changes in tariffs Monitoring and interception related issues. Software development number table would be modified.