08/02/2018

Telecom Operators Lose 10 million Subscribers



Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications industry ended year 2017 with 145 million active subscribers, after loosing 10 million customers within the period.


Subscriber statistics released yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which confirmed this, also showed that the teledensity crashed, loosing 7%.

 
The NCC statistics showed that MTN still controlled the market and finished the year with 36.2% market share and 51.4million subscribers. It is followed by Globacom with 37 million subscribers and 26.4% market share. Airtel now controlled 25. 3% of the market with 35.9 million subscribers. 9mobile has 12.03% market share with 17 million subscribers.

Analysis of the statistics showed that the industry started the year with 155 million subscriptions and 110 per cent teledensity, but within the 12 months period, so many subscribers dropped their telephone lines.

Analyst also claim that increase in the usage of Over-The-Top voice applications such as Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook Messenger, among others, also impacted negatively on the adoption of mobile services from the operators.

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15 comments :

  1. They're sharing same subscribers

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  2. Am actually not surprised at the figure. But of the 10million subscribers lost, majority must include those who buy and register sims just for the immediate promo benefit after which they dump the sim. Telecoms need to be user friendly and cheap especially to her Nigerian customers if they wish to up their status

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  3. No wonder they're asking the NCC to stop calls within mobile apps like whatsapp and Facebook.

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  4. whether over the top apps contributed or not, where are the 10 mill subscribers going to? the figures are quite high though. probably it's bought and forgotten Sim cards.

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  5. Na them sabi o.am still confused of wifi to buy. The spectranet I bought through olx didn't work with ntel and smile and glo is only showing 3g.

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  6. Thanks for the timely update Yomi. MTN pulled my surprise trigger because the last NCC report stated that they lost 11.5 million subscribers, yet, they are still leading the market despite the huge loss.

    I'm a bit worried about Airtel because Glo has taken their second spot—though with just 1.1% lead, but I fear it will extend in the next report.

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  7. Glo will lose more subscribers before the year runs out
    Stupid network

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  8. That's why they increase the price of recharge cards , na my account I day buy card jeje

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  9. Na them sabi. The should just make things right

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  10. I thought Nigeria is out of recession, how come people are not dropping their sim cards?

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  11. Recession is still hitting hard on people and so many other factors are responsible for all this the rate @ which people are leaving dis country is alarming...and also the telecommunication companies are nt making life easy for dre subscribers....

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  12. This 10million must be those who purchased SIM for instant use only

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