MNP Delayed..3G Delayed(?)..

It’s the season of ‘delays’ and here are the two services that you have been waiting (since?), but govt. just wants to test your patience

MNP Delayed

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) , slated for first roll-out by September 2009 has been delayed by a month (as of now).

Operators have informed DoT that they won’t be able to meet the timelines, owing to implementation challenge of call-routing pan-India (source)

3G Auction Delay (?)

3G auction delay is nothing new, and this ain’t the first time (and surely not the last time!) when government has delayed the auction (little do they realize that 3G Auction Delay Amounts to $16Bn Loss!)

As per the latest news, government might delay the 3G auction, by another 6 months or so. Government isn’t sure of the revenues it can earn (though they doubled the reserve price), owing to global recession.

Also see: 3G in India – Gloomy subscription numbers from BSNL and MTNL

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