2020 NCC Statistics: 9mobile Leads Subscribers’ Porting List

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9mobile is still leading the porting trend in the telecommunications sector in Nigeria with over eight thousand subscribers moved from other networks provider to its network as against Airtel’s 7, 894 incoming subscribers in November 2019.

The second is MTN who had a total of over two thousand subscribers ported from other networks to its network , Airtel is third on the row with over one thousand and Globacom with Four hundred and fifty-five  (455) subscribers.

According to the statistics on the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), as at Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 9mobile leads the trend with 8, 613 subscribers in December, 2019 as against the statistics in November, 2019 when Airtel  led the table with 7, 894 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.

For outgoing porting, Airtel led the table with 11, 574 subscribers followed by Globacom with 2,893, MTN 2, 286 and 9mobile having the lowest, with 1, 213 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 leads the market share of active subscribers for telephony services among the four major GSM operators in Nigeria with 37 percent.

MTN was followed by Globacom with 28 percent as against 26.32 percent while it was followed by Airtel 27 percent. 9mobile has 7 percent as at December, 2020.

Also,  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 December, 2019 still top with 54, 113,148 subscribers using the network followed by Airtel with 34,522,392 Globacom with 28,934,439 and 9mobile had 8, 068,175 subscribers using the network’s data.

Also according to the statistics, Broad Band Penetration increased from 71, 781, 937 (37.71%) in November to 72, 153, 824 (37.80%) while teledensity, increases from 182, 702,988(95.71%) to 184, 699,409 (96.76%).

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.

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