11 million mobile users opt for MNP

11 million mobile users opt for MNP

Most of the CDMA subscribers preferred to switch over to GSM operators. In the second week of June, the number of MNP requests is said to have crossed 11 million from 8.5 million in April. The maximum requests have come from consumers of CDMA players like Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices (TTSL). More than six lakh customers of Reliance CDMA and 4.5 lakh of Reliance GSM have requested to exit from its network.

The data shows that GSM telecom service provider Vodafone is the biggest beneficiary of the MNP facility, gaining over one million customers.

Reacting to the MNP churn, RCom presented MNP data for its network till the end of May and said the company is focusing on post-paid category customers where it is gaining.
“As per the trends so far, RCom is a net gainer in the post-paid segment. Of the total movement, ports- in and ports-out on post-paid for RCOM, around 80 per cent are ports-in,” said Anurag Prashar, RCom president, Corporate and Wireless - Customer Service.

In the case of TTSL, close to 4.5 lakh customers on its CDMA network have requested to shift while its GSM network gained more than 1.5 lakh users through MNP.

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