TRAI data: 5.88 million requests were received for MNP

The data says that the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,204.98 million at the end of May-17 to 1,210.84 million at the end of June-17.

    According to the new data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a total of 5.88 million requests were received for Mobile Number Portability (MNP), during the month of April-17.

    TRAI data: 5.88 million requests were received for MNP

    The data says that with this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 283.09 million at the end of May-17 to 288.97 million at the end of June-17, since the implementation of MNP.

    TRAI has divided the MNP service into two zones in India- Zone-I, and Zone-II.

    In MNP Zone-I (Northern and Western India), the highest number of requests till date have been received in Rajasthan (about 24.34 million) followed by Gujarat (about 20.64 million).

    In MNP Zone-II (Southern and Eastern India), the highest number of requests till date have been received in Karnataka (about 31.46 million)followed by Andhra Pradesh (about 26.01 million).

    Meanwhile, the data also shows that Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio has added more than six million subscribers, taking its market share to over 10 percent.

    While India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel added just over two million, taking the overall market share to 23.65 percent, Vodafone India added 0.98 million customers. The third-largest carrier Idea Cellular added 35,541 customers in June.

    The data says that the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,204.98 million at the end of May-17 to 1,210.84 million at the end of June-17, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.49 percent.

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