11 Digits Phone Numbers to be soon a reality?

Indian Telecom

With an exponential increase in the Mobile subscribers rate, we might be soon having 11 digits Phone Numbers. Government of India is reportedly now considering to change the numbering scheme from the current 10 digits to 11 digits with an addition of digit “9” to the numbers in order to accomodate more users.

TRAI, the telecom regulator of India, has recorded an increase of 16.67 million during october 2009 itself taking the total number of subscribers to 488 million subscribers. Hence DoT (Department of Telecommunication) has supposedly issued a note to all the telecom operators to start making necessary arrangements for the migration from Jan 1, 2010.

This might turn out to be a mighty task for all the telecom operators to implement this new numbering scheme, with Mobile Number Portability also coming this Dec 2009 – Jan 2010.

What do you think about this new Government’s proposal to adopt the 11 digit numbering scheme? What else the Government can do to solve this ever increasing mobile subscriber base? Pass on your views below.

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Author: Vikas SN

A Complete Mobile freak. Regularly Blogs about Mobiles at Techknots.com and Tweets as @tsuvik