NCC: Telcos lost over 3.7 Million Subscribers in April


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says telecommunication companies lost 3.7 million active subscribers in April 2021.

The commission stated this in its latest industry statistics report released on Tuesday.

According to the recently-released stats by Nigerian Communications Communications (NCC), The downward trend which started with the sim registration ban in December last year still lingers even after the ban has been lifted.

In the latest report released, the number of active subscribers fell from 192.41 million in March to 188.70 million in April.

The statistics showed that Globacom was the top loser among the telcos with 2.31 million subscribers, followed by MTN with 1.10 million, while Airtel and 9mobile lost 207,542 and 71,228 subscribers, respectively.

A further breakdown showed that Globacom subscribers dropped from 52,918,718 in March to 50,598,855 in April; MTN lost a total of 74,819,864 subscribers in April from 75,927,231 in March.

Also, Airtel subscribers fell from 50,384,950 in March to 50,177,408 in April; while 9mobile dropped from 12,850,383 in March to 12,779,155 in April.

However, by market share, MTN was the largest operator with 39.72 percent, Globacom with 26.86 percent, Airtel (26.64 percent), and 9mobile (6.78 percent).

The NCC did not record any data for porting for the fourth consecutive month.

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