64.92 million Mobile subscribers opted for MNP till August 2012
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today released the highlights of Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st August 2012.
And as per the data, by the end of August 2012 about 64.92 million subscribers had submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number.
Amongst the MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (6.17 million), which was followed by Gujarat (5.66 million). While the in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (8.12 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (6.15 million).
In the month of August 2012 alone, the total number of subscribers who have submitted their request for MNP stood at 5.61 million.
The total wireless subscriber base decreased from 913.49 million in July 2012 to 908.36 million at the end of August 2012. This decline has been attributed to the large scale disconnections by some of the service providers during this period.
Going by the wireless market share, Bharti Airtel is the leader with 20.58% of market which is followed by Vodafone who now enjoys 16.88% of market. Reliance and Idea are on the third and fourth spot with 14.82% and 12.77% of share respectively.