Telcos Lose 5.6million Subscribers in 30 Days... This is Abnormal!

The question I keep asking is where are all these subscribers going to? Are they switching to a feature phone that doesn’t use internet or what? March subscribers data as released by NCC reveals that Telcos lost 1.66 million subscribers generally and the newly released subscribers data shows that Telcos lost 5.6 million subscribers in April.

This means in exactly 30days, Telcos lost 5.6 million subscribers… this is not normal. According to the data, active mobile voice subscriptions in Nigeria crashed from 154.4 million in March to 149.2 million at the end of April this year.

GSM companies, including MTN, Globacom, Airtel and Etisalat, were responsible for the decline.

Analysis shows that across all the four categories of subscribers, such as GSM, the code division multiple access (CDMA) and fixed wired/wireless operators, as well as Voice Over Internet protocol (VoIP), only GSM segment was responsible for the crash in the subscriber base.

The GSM operators’ active customers decreased by 3.2 million on the 151.9 million subscribers recorded in March.

MTN had 58.1 million users in April, lost 2.2 million subscribers; Glo had 37.2 million customers, lost 58,727 subscribers; Airtel had 34.3 million subscribers, lost 319,803; and Etisalat had 19 million customers, lost 576,120 subscribers.

The CDMA operators had 217,566 (Visafone had 213,106 customers, while Multi- Links had 4,460) users in April, which was same with the result for March.

The only thing that increase was landline users  using Visafone  and Multi link with 1,304 users. And 21st Century network had 102,304 customers in April, recording an increase of 1,559 users on its March record of 100,745.

The question still remains, where did 5.6 Million subscribers go to? Did they stop using internet or they simply stopped subscribing?

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  1. I think the current recession contributed immensely to this lost of subscribers.

  2. Recession is the cause. So many people has sold their phones. Some dumped it because they can't recharge anymore.

  3. I think many stopped subscribing. Recession coupled with data price increase

  4. Reccesion Has Forced Them To Abadone Their Smartphones For Basic Phones.

  5. me....want to buy gionee m6 from any one who still want sell his or her own should call 09071074504

  6. This shows how our government have failed us, people dumbing and selling their phones

  7. recession is the main problem
    if they confirm how many smartphone is sold within that month they will know is just simply recession

  8. They're flying out of the country


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