Nigeria active telephony subscriber’s base falls by 3,306 million in December
Nigeria’s total active number of telephony subscribers has decreased to 204,601million in December compared to 207,907million in November.
This means a slight decrease in 3,306million subscribers. Teledensity also had a slight fall to 107.18% in the month under review when compared to 108.92% in November 2020.
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) latest monthly industry report indicates a slight fall in market share among the major licensed GSM operators with 204,228,678 subscribers in the month under review.
Operators such as (fixed-wired) and VoIP both slide to 107,031 and 265,604 respectively.
Market share by GSM operators
MTN continues to sustain its dominance 39.55% which translates to 80,764,128 subscribers, Airtel trail by 27.25% with 55,642,209 subscribers, indigenous mobile operator Globacom clinch the third spot having 26.85% and 54,840,192 subscribers, while 9mobile network sits at the bottom chat with 6.36% with a total subscriber of 12,982,149.
The NCC statistic shows that Broadband Penetration had a slight reduction to 45.2% when compared to 45.07% of the previous month, this trajectory brings the total number of broadband subscriptions to 85,941,222.
Active Subscribers for Data (Internet) Services
With the total number of internet users dropping to 153,873,786; MTN still maintains the highest number of internet users with 65,359,306, however, the operator had a shortfall of 408,444 internet user from it services, Airtel network, followed with
41,287,733, while it lost a total of 236,306 subscribers in December.
Globacom, third on the table was the only gainer of new internet subscribers for December, the operator added 200,460 new subscribers and now has a total of 40,106,659 subscribers; 9mobile is still struggling to gain its ground among the top three operators, the network operator closes the month with 7,120,088, as it loses a total of 199,547 subscribers.