New Delhi: Dump your phone company. Move to a better one. But keep your present number. The Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service has made its debut in India in a grand fashion, proving to be the game-changer for the competitive telecom market.
The entry of MNP service has out shined the telecom brands offering CDMA services.

CDMA operators are facing a huge exodus of subscribers to the GSM service providers. It has been observed that the CDMA service providers have lost nearly 10 lakh subscribers in the last six months.

The Reliance Communications, followed by state-owned BSNL have lost the maximum number of subscribers.

With MNP launch, the CDMA subscribers who were facing problems like connectivity and bad services are feeling relieved.

The huge number of subscribers had opted for mobile number portability in the first three months of its launch. The trend saw a huge shift from CDMA to GSM; hence have shaken the foundations of CDMA service providers in the telecom market. 

The market experts say that the inclination of subscribers towards the GSM services after MNP can put the future of CDMA service provider in dark. MNP started across India on 20th January 2011.

The figures as per July 7, 2011 estimate that the CDMA service providers have lost 9.89 lakh subscribers to old and established GSM service providers.

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) has been worst affected. The company has lost approximately 5.42 lakh CDMA and GSM subscribers to the old and established GSM services.

Following them, Tata Teleservices lost 4.47 lakh subscribers.  BSNL has also lost over six lakhs of subscribers.

The Kumar Manglam Birla-led Idea Cellular has emerged as the biggest gainer, notching up 8.59 lakh new subscribers, followed by Vodafone and Bharti Airtel.

New Delhi: Dump your phone company. Move to a better one. But keep your present number. The Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service has made its debut in India in a grand fashion, proving to be the game-changer for the competitive telecom market.

The entry of MNP service has out shined the telecom brands offering CDMA services.

CDMA operators are facing a huge exodus of subscribers to the GSM service providers. It has been observed that the CDMA service providers have lost nearly 10 lakh subscribers in the last six months.

The Reliance Communications, followed by state-owned BSNL have lost the maximum number of subscribers.

With MNP launch, the CDMA subscribers who were facing problems like connectivity and bad services are feeling relieved.

The huge number of subscribers had opted for mobile number portability in the first three months of its launch. The trend saw a huge shift from CDMA to GSM; hence have shaken the foundations of CDMA service providers in the telecom market. 

The market experts say that the inclination of subscribers towards the GSM services after MNP can put the future of CDMA service provider in dark. MNP started across India on 20th January 2011.

The figures as per July 7, 2011 estimate that the CDMA service providers have lost 9.89 lakh subscribers to old and established GSM service providers.

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) has been worst affected. The company has lost approximately 5.42 lakh CDMA and GSM subscribers to the old and established GSM services.

Following them, Tata Teleservices lost 4.47 lakh subscribers.  BSNL has also lost over six lakhs of subscribers.

The Kumar Manglam Birla-led Idea Cellular has emerged as the biggest gainer, notching up 8.59 lakh new subscribers, followed by Vodafone and Bharti Airtel.

(JPN/Bureau)