69.77 million subscribers submitted number porting requests till the month of September, 2012, according to the Indian Telecom regulator, TRAI. This is up from 64.91 million porting requests till August 2012, an increase of 7.49% month on month. However, this also means that of a total connection base of 906.61 million connections (699.00 million active), just 4.86 million connections sent port out requests during the month.

The maximum number of requests in Zone-I(North and West India) have been received in Rajasthan at 67.03 lakh. Haryana, where the service was made available in November 2010, received a total of 26.07 lakh porting requests. Jammu & Kashmir registered the lowest number of requests at 9847, but that is expected, since it has among the lowest user base.

In Zone-II(South and East India), Karnataka leads, with 86.43 lakh customers requesting for number porting till date, followed by Andhra Pradesh, which received 65.48 lakh requests. There were just 117,483 requests from the North East circle. Note that TRAI has not provided operator wise information.

Download: TRAI Press Release

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