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292.40 lakh subscribers opt for mobile number portability till December 2011: TRAI

TRAI in its statement on Mobile number portability data revealed that 292.40 lakh subscribers opt for mobile number portability till December 2011.

Mobile Number Portability requests increased from 258.37 lakh subscribers at the end of November 2011 to 292.40 lakh subscribers at the end of December 2011. In the month of December, 2011 alone 34.03 lakh requests have been made for MNP.  Broadband subscriber base reached 13.30 Million in December-2011 from 13.13 Million in November-2011.

• As per the data reported by the service providers, by the end of December 2011 about 292.40 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Gujarat (27.69 lakh) followed by Maharashtra (23.13 lakh) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (28.33 Lakh) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (26.87 lakh). In the month of December-2011, total number of subscribers who have submitted their request for MNP is 34.03 lakh.

The status of MNP requests in various service areas is given below:

Mobile number portability ™

Wireline Segment
• Wireline subscriber base declined from 32.96 Million at the end of November 2011 to 32.69 Million at the end of December 2011. The share of Urban Subscriber has marginally increased from 76.27% to 76.30% where as share of Rural Subscribers has marginally declined from 23.73% to 23.70%. The overall wireline Tele-density in India marginally declined to 2.71 with urban and rural tele density being 6.85 and 0.92 respectively. BSNL and MTNL, two PSU operators hold 80.95% of the Wireline market share.

 


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