In this regard, Fu Liang, an expert in the telecommunications industry, told reporters that this means that, after the experimental stage, the number management platform of China Institute of Communications and Communications commissioned by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has solved the process and technical problems of carrying numbers to the network in the past, and has made preparations for the full implementation of the system nationwide.
The so-called number-carrying transfer refers to the users of a mobile telecom operator, who can carry the original number to the users of another operator without changing their own number, and enjoy the various services they provide.
In January 2019, CITIC announced at the end-of-year summary meeting of the number service promotion group in 2018 that by the end of December 2018, 1.67 million people had been carried, of which 630,000 people had been added in 2018, an increase of 62% over the previous year.
On December 1, 2018, the China Institute of Information and Communications (CITIC) issued a message that the five provinces (cities) of Tianjin, Hainan, Jiangxi, Hubei and Yunnan launched new business acceptance process on that day. Compared with the old process, under the new process, users can transfer to the new operators within one hour (to the next whole point) after completing the transfer business, which shortens the effective time of the transfer network.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued a development plan for the information and communication industry (2016-2020) to promote the implementation of mobile phone subscriber number carrying services throughout the country. Luo Wen, then Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that the work of carrying numbers to transfer networks has been actively and steadily advancing, and there are certain technical difficulties in the actual pilot operation process, which should be achieved nationwide at least until 2020.
A person close to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said that in 2010, when the pilot of mobile phone transfer began, most of the websites sending mobile phone authentication codes did not make adaptable modifications, resulting in users unable to receive mobile phone authentication codes after mobile phone transfer. Considering the feasibility of implementation, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a letter in 2014 requiring operators to open inter-network forwarding of non-self-owned and non-customized short messages of authentication codes.
The person also said that the implementation of the number-carrying transfer business gives users the opportunity to choose operators again, which is both an opportunity and a challenge for operators. To a certain extent, it will certainly promote market competition and improve the overall service level of the industry. According to the preliminary test in China and the international general situation, the end users must flow to the operators with good network, good service and low tariff.
During the trial period, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the Regulations on the Management of Mobile Telephone Users Pick-up Transfer Network Test, clearly listing the conditions that should be met when applying for the Pick-up Transfer Network, and requiring enterprises not to set up additional processing conditions without authorization and to set up artificial settings to hinder the usersPick-up. At the same time, it prohibits the use of Pick-up Transfer Network to carry out unfair competition and disrupt the market environment.
The process change of China Information and Communication Research Institute provides a new way for users to handle business, and reduces the obstruction from operators. However, Fu Liang said that some users still participated in some activities and signed relevant contracts without knowing it. For example, during the delivery of telephone charges can not be transferred to the network, and according to this contract, operators have reason to prevent carrying numbers to the network. To solve these obstacles, the competent authorities need to further clarify the rules.
The report of Changjiang Securities shows that carrying number to transfer network is beneficial to consumers, reduces the cost of userstransferring network, optimizes the market structure, realizes effective competition and increases consumer welfare through market control measures.