Porting requests were submitted for 4.99 million connections in the month of September 2016, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is down 2.55% from 5.12 million porting requests reported in August 2016.
For the month of September, the maximum number of requests in Zone-I (North and West India) were received in UP East at 0.35 million, followed by Rajasthan at 0.32 million and Mumbai at 0.30 million. Jammu & Kashmir which has one of the lowest user bases, continues to receive the lowest number of porting requests at 2,548. Note that TRAI does not provide any operator-wise breakdown for these number porting requests.
In Zone-II (South and East India), Karnataka led with 0.63 million number porting requests till date, followed by Madhya Pradesh which received 0.43 million requests and Andhra Pradesh which received 0.38 million requests. The North East circle saw 10,129 number porting requests for the month, down from 13,885 requests in the previous month.
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