MNP REQUESTS CROSSED 38 LAKHS

Mobile Number Portability(MNP) Service was launched in the country from 20th January 2011.As per the latest data reported by the telecom service providers, by the end of February 2011 about 38.33 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different telecom service providers for porting their mobile number from one operator to other.Out of the total requests around 3.20 lakh requests belongs to Haryana circle where MNP was implemented from 25th November 2010. In rest of the country, in MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Gujarat (3.65 lakh) followed by Rajasthan (3.14 lakh) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern &Eastern India) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka ( 3.18 lakh).Tamil Nadu Service area came second (2.76 lakh). TRAI is constantly monitoring the implementation of MNP in the country. It is observed that the primary reasons for rejection of port request are Incorrect Unique Porting Code(UPC), Non-completion of 90 days, existing contractual Obligations(bundled handset etc.) and Outstanding Dues. In view of the large number of rejections and complaints, TRAI is in the process of verifying the correctness of the port rejections done by the telecom service providers on sample basis.The status of MNP requests in various service areas is given below:


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