According to information from the Chinese government website, some netizens have recently reported that they have encountered some minor troubles because their mobile phone number cannot be changed, and they hope to open the service of changing the number portability in the future. In response, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China responded.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated that my country’s mobile communication number coding rules have significant administrative division attributes, with a total length of 11 digits, and the first 7 digits identify different administrative divisions (that is, attribution). In short, attribution is an inherent attribute of the number.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology believes that the cancellation or change of attribution will bring about three major impacts. First, it will affect user perception and increase the risk of telecom fraud; second, it will have a greater impact on packages and tariffs, intensify competition in the enterprise market, and intensify the digital divide; third, it will have a greater impact on the enterprise operation and management system, which is a big Large-scale reconstruction projects require a lot of manpower, material resources and time.
However, this does not mean that the change of attribution will never be realized. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated that it will further evaluate the needs of users for cross-domain services, adjust business rules with strong demands such as fixed-mobile convergence, break the restrictions on number attribution, continue to promote the types of online services, and meet the needs of cross-domain mobile users. Demand; further evaluate the impact of canceling or changing the restrictions on mobile phone number attribution.
Source: China Government Network