Porting requests were submitted for 5.03 million connections in the month of August 2017, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is down 14.86 percent from 5.90 million porting requests reported in July 2017.

For the month of August, the maximum number of requests in Zone-I (North and West India) were received in Maharashtra at 0.44 million, followed by Rajasthan at 0.40 million and Gujarat at 0.36 million. Jammu & Kashmir which has one of the lowest user bases, continues to receive the lowest number of porting requests at 15,765. Note that TRAI does not provide any operator-wise breakdown for these number porting requests. In Zone-II (South and East India), Andhra Pradesh led with 0.53 million number porting requests till date, followed by Karnataka which received 0.44 million requests and Tamil Nadu which received 0.35 million requests. The North East circle saw 14,290 number porting requests for the month, up from 14,260 requests in the previous month. - Medianama



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