Porting requests were submitted for 5.67 million connections in the month of February 2017, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is down 9.08% from 6.23 million porting requests reported in January 2017.
For the month of February, the maximum number of requests in Zone-I (North and West India) were received in Punjab at 0.79 million, followed by Delhi at 0.44 million and UP East at 0.41 million. Jammu & Kashmir which has one of the lowest user bases, continues to receive the lowest number of porting requests at 11,910. Note that TRAI does not provide any operator-wise breakdown for these number porting requests.
In Zone-II (South and East India), West Bengal led with 0.47 million number porting requests till date, followed by Karnataka which received 0.47 million requests and Andhra Pradesh which received 0.40 million requests. The North East circle saw 7,733 number porting requests for the month, down from 9,242 requests in the previous month.
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