Porting requests were submitted for 3.24 million connections in the month of May 2015, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is up 2.26% from 3.16 million porting requests reported in April 2015. India had a total mobile connection base of 975.78 million connections (868 million active) as of May 2015. India doesn’t yet have number portability across service areas, the deadline for which has been extended to July 2015.
For the month of May, the maximum number of requests in Zone-I (North and West India) were received in Rajasthan at 0.24 million, followed by Gujarat at 0.21 million and Maharashtra at 0.20 million. Jammu & Kashmir which has one of the lowest user base, continues to receive the lowest number of porting requests at 1,255. Note that TRAI does not provide any operator-wise breakdown for these number porting requests.
In Zone-II (South and East India), Karnataka continues to lead with 0.38 million number porting requests till date, followed by Andhra Pradesh which received 0.30 million requests and Madhya Pradesh which received 0.23 million requests. North East circle saw 7,811 number porting requests for the month, up from 5,323 requests in the previous month.
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