TRAI Received 4.96 Million MNP Requests in April 2017

The Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI) has released the data for the month of April 2017. According to the data, the newcomer Reliance Jio has added just 3.9 million subscribers in the month of April, which is the company’s lowest monthly addition since the commercial roll out of 4G services in September 2016.


Besides the overall subscriber data, the regulator also released the total Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests received by it in the same month. During the month of April 2017, a total of 4.96 million requests were received for MNP. With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 272.76 million at the end of March 2017 to 277.72 million at the end of April 2017, since the implementation of MNP.

This must be the least number received by the regulator in the last six months. In March 2017, TRAI stated that it had received a whopping 6.04 million requests, which was up from the 5.67 million requests in the month of February 2017.

TRAI has divided the MNP service into two zones in India- Zone-I and Zone-II. In Zone-I, regions under Northern and Western India will be covered, and this zone received the highest number of MNP requests compared to Zone-II.


The cumulative MNP requests for Zone-I stand at 139,423,047, while the Zone-II is marginally less at 138,298,767 MNP requests. In MNP Zone-I, the highest number of requests till date have been received in Rajasthan of about 23.00 million, followed by Gujarat receiving about 19.54 million.

In Zone-I, the Rajasthan circle is leading the way with over 23 million MNP requests received till date. “In MNP Zone-I (Northern and Western India), the highest number of requests till date have been received in Rajasthan (about 23.38 million) followed by Gujarat (about 19.86 million),” said TRAI in a statement.

And coming to the MNP Zone-II (Southern and Eastern India), the highest number of requests till date have been received in Karnataka (about 30.36 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh (about 25.07 million). The TRAI data also revealed that active mobile subscribers in April reached 1,174.60 million.

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June 14, 2017 7:35 pm 7:35 PM

what is the reason for shocking low MNP requests in J&K ???

June 15, 2017 8:31 am 8:31 AM

Most operators aren’t very good so people stick with what they have. AFAIK airtel only was decent there. Dont know any jio user from J&K so can’t comment.

June 14, 2017 6:53 pm 6:53 PM

Ok one more thing,

Though I use and support Jio, today I called jio care for low speeds in my area and the executive told me that if I’m receiving 2Mbps or above, it’s fine.

Really? 2 Mbps on LTE is the standard and satisfactory? I think anything below 8 Mbps on LTE is should be unacceptable and improved.

June 15, 2017 3:10 pm 3:10 PM

It’s true that in Jio if you get 2 Mbps speed means you can’t complain. But the fact is that they don’t rectify 2G like speeds also. So find a better operator and use it if there is one, instead of opting for Jio’s cheap service.

June 15, 2017 12:17 pm 12:17 PM

Jio network is already overburdened, in most populated areas and network congestion is there, due to which speeds are low 1 – 2 Mbps is what i also get in many areas and thing have not changed in the last 9 months. Do not think they would improve. With more users getting added it is only going to get worse.

June 14, 2017 8:11 pm 8:11 PM

Minimum speed I am getting at evening in my area is 0.32mbps.i complained no of times.but no resolution.

June 15, 2017 9:51 am 9:51 AM

Same issue here, have been complaining from April and issue not resolved. Planning to port out after SSO expires. Jio’s rate might be cheap but its of no use if user can’t use the service properly.

Abhishek chatterjee
June 14, 2017 7:43 pm 7:43 PM
bcoz Indian operators get minimum 5Mhz to 10Mhz 4G spectrum in 850mhz & 1800Mhz band but in other countries like USA per operators get minimum 40Mhz to 60Mhz spectrum on 700mhz or 1800Mhz band. so you should be happy you get atleast 2Mbps wireless Internet in INDIA and ya number of users also matter. actually fault is our INDIAN govt, DOT, TRAI.. why they can’t release more spectrum for auction. wait for 5G.. hope you get atleast 20Mbps speed in 5G and those who are waiting for 5G to get 1Gbps speed, thats not possible in INDIA bcoz operators need… Read more »
June 14, 2017 4:58 pm 4:58 PM

I wonder why so many people ported in Rajasthan and from whom to whom?

June 14, 2017 10:58 pm 10:58 PM

Koi shak hai kya ?

June 15, 2017 10:17 am 10:17 AM

doubt is from which operator to which?

does people Trying each operator for 3 months, and settle down after 4th request which will happen at end of 1year period?

June 15, 2017 11:56 am 11:56 AM

LOL, that might very much be possible.