Kathmandu, November 21
After some months, you might be able to use different mobile networks with the same number, claims the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), the telecommunications regulator of the country.
The authority has finalised the draft of a law relating to mobile number portability (MNP). If the government endorses the regulation, consumers will be able to switch between different networks with the same contact number.
For that, the consumer has to apply for a portability service to the company that they want to switch to. The portability service should be free of cost, but the user should have spent at least 90 days with one network to apply.
To implement this provision, the government will allow any company to work as a number portability clearing house. The company will be responsible for the establishment, operation, management, and coordination of the entire process. Such a licence will last for five years.
The company will also be responsible for the safety of data.