Written by Godfrey AKON

Telecom subscribers hit 184,699,409

Nigeria’s Telecoms data for quarter 4 of 2019 rose to a total of 184,699,409 active voice subscribers, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said.

NBS, in its Telecoms Data report of March 2020, said the 184,699,409 active voice subscribers represent a higher figure than the 179,176,930 reported in quarter 3 of 2019 and 172,824,239 in quarter 4 of 2018.

According to the agency, the figure represents 3.08 per cent increase in voice subscriptions quarter on quarter and 6.87 per cent increase year on year.

It further noted that a total of 126,078,999 subscribers were active on internet as against 123,163,027 in quarter 3 of 2019 and 112,065,740 in quarter 4 of 2018, representing 2.37 per cent growth in internet subscriptions quarter on quarter and 12.50 per cent year on year.

The report presents Lagos State with the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per state in quarter 4 of 2019 and closely followed by Kano and Ogun States respectively, while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

“Similarly, Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per State in Q4 2019 and closely followed by Kano and Ogun States respectively while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

“MTN has the highest share of voice subscription, this is closely followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and others respectively. Similarly, MTN has the highest share of internet subscription and followed by AIRTEL, GLO, EMTS and Others,” it said.

 

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