Porting requests were submitted for 5.36 million connections in the month of May 2017, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is up 8.23% from 4.96 million porting requests reported in April 2017.

For the month of May, the maximum number of requests in Zone-I (North and West India) were received in Rajasthan at 0.44 million, followed by Gujarat at 0.42 million and Maharashtra at 0.38 million. Jammu & Kashmir which has one of the lowest user bases, continues to receive the lowest number of porting requests at 16,291. 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 0.54 million number porting requests till date, followed by Karnataka which received 0.49 million requests and Andhra Pradesh which received 0.42 million requests. The North East circle saw 9,426 number porting requests for the month, down from 13,515 requests in the previous month.

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