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MTN Nigeria’s YoY data revenue increases by 73.2%

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MTN Nigeria Communications Limited “MTN Nigeria” has started the year in an impressive note with subscribers’ base increased by 4.3% quarter on quarter (QoQ) to 54.5 million.

The Company announced the strong quarterly results for the period ended 31 March 2018.

Report available to TechEconomy.ng indicates that MTN Nigeria’s constant currency (organic) service revenue increased by 14.4% and data revenue increased 73.2% year-on-year (YoY).

Commenting on the results, the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman, said, “MTN Nigeria delivered a strong performance for the first quarter of 2018, supported by growth in data revenue and increased scale. We also maintained positive momentum in growing our subscriber base and maintaining our network leadership position.”

MTN Nigeria continued with the positive momentum of 2017, increasing service revenue by 14.4% YoY, supported by a 73,2% increase in data revenue and 15,2% growth in voice revenue.

In the first quarter of 2018 the EBITDA margin expanded to 41,8% given well controlled expenses and a stable naira.

MTN Nigeria reported net additions in the quarter of 2.3 million following on from the 2,0 million net additions in Q4 2017, which was supported by the increase in the SIM registration footprint.

During the period the business rolled out 298 3G and 174 4G sites with the 4G rollout remaining centred on the top 10 cities across the country.

Full financial results for MTN Nigeria will be released on 7 May 2018.

MTN Nigeria is one Africa’s largest provider of communications services, connecting more than 50 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. 

Guided by a vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001.

MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group which operates in 22 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.