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Mobile Number Porting: 9mobile biggest gainer in December 2020 – NCC statistics

TechEconomy.ng earlier reports indicate that the total number of active telephony subscriptions in Nigeria stood at 204,601,313 in December 2020.

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The effectiveness of the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) services appear to be satisfactory as only a meagre fraction of subscribers carried out mobile number porting (MNP) in December 2020. TechEconomy.ng can report.

A December 2020 report by the NCC identifies that 1734 subscribers joined 9mobile through mobile number porting. The telecom service provider maintained its regular feat as the telco with the highest port-in in the year under review.

Mobile Number porting

Mobile Number porting (Source: Ncc.gov.ng)

The report also shows that Airtel Nigeria is the second highest receiver of subscribers from other networks. The telco gained 1,509 subscribers due to porting operations within the same time period.

Market share

The commission reported that the market leader MTN and the indigenous brand, Globacom however had fewer number of portings to their networks with additions of 792 and 50 respectively.

Cumulatively, the subscriber activities under mobile porting system recorded 4,085 in December 2020.

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Mobile telephony sinks by over 3 million in December 2020

TechEconomy.ng earlier reports indicate that the total number of active telephony subscriptions in Nigeria stood at 204,601,313 in December 2020.

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This indicates a reduction by 3,306,396 subscribers compared to the 207,907,709 recorded in November 2020.

From the breakdown of the numbers, TechEconomy.ng understands that MTN remains its market dominance with 80,764,128 subscribers. Airtel is second with 55,642,209. Airtel is closely followed by Globacom on the third position with 54,840,192. 9Mobile remains fourth with 12,982,149.

Going by these figures, MTN accounts for 39.55% of active telephony subscription in the country as at December 2020; Airtel is second with 27.25% market share followed by Globacom with 26.85% while 9Mobile has 6.36% market share.

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Active Internet Subscription

Nigeria’s active Internet subscriptions stood at 154,301,195 as at December 2020.

The figure is lower than 154,878,203 recorded in November 2020.

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Active Internet Subscription as at December 2020 (Source: NCC.gov.ng)

TechEconomy.ng also gathered that GSM accounts for 153,873,786; fixed wired: 11,468 and VoIP: 415,941.

Broadband Penetration

Also, during the period under review, Nigeria’s broadband penetration slowed by 0.058.

Broadband Penetration as at December 2020

Source: NCC.gov.ng

But, the country’s Year-on-Year (YoY) broadband penetration between December 2019 (30.80%) and December 2020 (45.02%) stands at 7.22%.

Telecoms contribution to GDP as at Q2 2020

Telecoms contribution to GDP as at Q2 2020 (Source: NCC.gov.ng)

By implication, Nigeria’s record internet penetration was in October 2020 when it peaked at 45.93%.

TechEconomy.ng had reported that the country’s broadband access-gap clusters have also reduced from 207 to 114.

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