MTN Nigeria gains 1.5m subscribers in three months

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

MTN Nigeria added another 1.5million subscribers to its network over the last three months, just as it has restated its commitment to the payment of the N330billion fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration infraction.

“MTN Nigeria reported a 2.5 per cent increase in its subscriber base to 60.5 million (QoQ). The reported subscriber base was negatively impacted by the exclusion from our active base of approximately 3.1 million subscribers relating to a change in subscriber accounting rules.

“On the upside subscriber numbers were supported mainly by reconnection through proactive engagement following their disconnection in line with regulatory requirements earlier this year.”

After the disconnection of unregistered SIM cards, mandated by the regulator, MTN subscriber base fell to 58.98 million in Q2 2016, from 61.25 million at the end of last year.

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