TRAI says 10m switched under MNP

26 May 2011

Since the introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) in India, which was officially introduced nationwide back in January 2011, more than ten million subscribers have taken advantage of the service, according to the Economic Times, citing statistics released by the Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The report also notes that certain operators have been the biggest winners since the service was made available, with Vodafone Essar recording a net gain of 591,600 new customers since the start of the year, while Idea Cellular and market leader Bharti Airtel have seen additions of 590,343 and 563,460 respectively. Reliance Communications (RCOM) meanwhile has reportedly lost the most customers since MNP launched, with the operator understood to have lost one million subscribers to other operators.