Nigeria Networks Provider Loses MTN, Airtel & Etisalat Lose 1.66 million
This statistics from NCC shows that there are over 150 million active telecommunication lines in Nigeria using the GSM, CDMA or VOIP networks. And data contributes immensely to the growth of the networks.
This statistics from NCC March-April shows that Nigerian Telecom company lost over 1.66 million subscribers on its Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in March 2017. According to statistics, all GSM operators witnessed a decline in its subscriber’s population except Globacom during the month.
The information showed GSM operators’ active customers decreased by 1,662,350 on the 153,661,547 subscribers recorded in February 2017.
MTN loss 60,391,959 users, Airtel loss 34,656,605 subscribers, Etisalat customers dropped by 566,408 in March 2017. In contrary, data from Globacom showed an increase of 78,372, giving a total of 37,328,827 customers, as against 37,250,455 in February 2017.
Increase in Globacom’s active customers is due to its competitive internet data plans. Hence, a lot of smartphone users are switching to the network to take the opportunity of this low internet data cost. But now that Globacom has reduced their data cap by 100%, will they still experience increase or decrease by the end of April?
Ntel on the other hand is waxing stronger… Ntel had 58,590 consumers subscribing to its products and services in March 2017 which indicates an improvement from its 53,586 in February 2017.
MTN still has the largest market share of 39.73%, followed by Glo 24.56%, Airtel 22.80% and Etisalat 12.91%.