TRAI: 13 mn used number portability since Nov’10

TRAI: 13 mn used number portability since Nov'10

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, nearly 13 million subscribers have changed their service provider using the Mobile Number Portability facility since November 2010. Maximum number of porting requests have come from Gujarat (12.98 lakh) followed by Maharashtra (10.32 lakh) till June 30. About 10.5 million subscribers had used MNP as on May 31, claimed sources.

TRAI also said the total wireless subscriber base increased from 840.28 million in May to 851.70 million at the end of June, a growth of 1.36 per cent. Of the total 851.70 million subscribers, only 594.77 million subscribers were active subscribers. The proportion of active subscribers is approximately 69.83 per cent of the total wireless subscriber base reported by the service providers.

Idea leads the tally with 92.48 per cent of its total user base in the active category. Bharti Airtel has 88.77 per cent while Etisalat DB is at the bottom with 34.84 per cent.

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