As many as 45.89 million subscribers submitted number porting requests during the month of April in 2012, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is higher than the 41.87 million porting requests in March 2012, an increase of 9.59% month on month, and easily the highest number of portability requests till date, after MNP was introduced in January 2011. It remains to be seen whether the portability requests increased in February, after the Indian Supreme Court announced its 2G scam verdict, cancelling 122 licenses, including those given to new telcos Uninor, Shyam Sistema (MTS), Etisalat DB (Swan), STel, Loop Telecom, and some given to incumbents like Idea Cellular and Tata Teleservices. The maximum number of requests in Zone-I(North and West India) have been received in Gujarat at 42.27 lakh. Haryana, where the service was made available in November 2010,…
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