9mobile is now leading the porting trend in the telecommunications sector in Nigeria with over six thousand subscribers moved from other networks provider to its network.
The second on the row is MTN which led the list in May and now with 2,150, but followed by Globacom with 750 and Airtel with 589 subscribers.
According to the statistics on the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, as at August 28, 2019, 9mobile leads the trend with 6,889 subscribers by July as against the statistics in May when MTN led the table with 3,018 subscribers who ported from other networks to its network.
Incoming (Inward) Porting means the number of numbers ported from another service provider’s network into a service provider’s own network.
This section describes the monthly porting trend in the telecommunications sector per mobile operator and refers to the number of transactions whereby a mobile number is transferred from one service provider to another on the request of a subscriber who wishes to change service provider while keeping the same telephone number.
On outgoing porting, Globacom led the table with 3, 190subscribers followed by 9mobile with 2,517, MTN 1,807 and Airtel having the lowest, with 17 subscribers.
Outgoing (Outward) Porting means the number of numbers ported to another service provider’s network from a service provider’s own network.
It should be noted that consistent with Section 89 Subsection 3(d) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (NCA 2003), the Commission is mandated to monitor and report on the state of the Nigerian telecommunications industry, provide statistical analyses and identify industry trends with regard to services, tariffs, operators, technology, subscribers, issues of competition and dominance, etc. with a view to identifying areas where regulatory intervention would be needed.
In view of this, the Commission regularly conducts studies and surveys and produces reports on the telecommunications industry, and telecommunications operators are obligated, under the terms of the licenses, to provide the NCC with such data on a regular basis for analytical review and publishing.
However MTN has again lead the market share of active subscribers for telephony services among the four major GSM operators in Nigeria with 38 percent as against 37.38 in May this year.
MTN was followed by Airtel with 26.80 percent as against 26.32 percent in May while it was followed by Globacom which dropped from 26.80 in May to 26.70 percent now. 9mobile also dropped from 9.64 in April to 9.44 percent in May 2019 and now 9 percent in July.
For internet subscriber data, this section which contains information on the number of active subscribers for data (internet) services on each of the licensed service providers, MTN as at July, 2019 top with 52, 269,270 subscribers using the network followed by Airtel with 32,403,272, Globacom with 29,124,366 and 9mobile had 8,801,580 subscribers using the network’s data.
Also according to the statistics, Broad Band Penetration increased from 63,593,329 (33.31%) to 64,366,778 (33.72%) while teledensity, increases from 174,024,116(91.17%) to 174,950,011 (91.65%).
This section contains according to the statistics is the sum total of all active telephony subscribers and teledensity as calculated on monthly and annual basis.
Teledensity is the number of active telephone connections per one hundred (100) inhabitants living within an area and is expressed as a percentage figure.
It should be noted that from March 2019, teledensity is calculated based on a population estimate of 190 million, up from 140 million.