NIN/SIM Reg: Aitel, Mtn, Glo And 9Mobile Loses 11.8 Million Subscribers

Statistics have confirmed the lower of telecom subscribers by 11.8 million in Nigeria following the directives of the Nigeria Communications Fee to telcos to droop gross sales, registration and activation of latest SIM playing cards.

Naija Information recollects {that a} Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Lagos final week ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number registration by two months.

The presiding Choose, Justice Maureen Onyetenu, whereas ruling over a basic proper go well with filed by authorized practitioner, Monday Ubani, in opposition to the Nigerian authorities, the Lawyer Basic of the Federation, Nigerian Communications Fee and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economic system, prolonged the registration date.

Nonetheless, the registration which was rolled out by the Muhammadu Buhari administration 4 months in the past is alleged to have drastically affected telecommunication industries within the nation because the variety of telecom subscribers dropped by 11.84 million.

In line with the latest report, the 4 main telecommunications operators within the nation recorded a lack of 4.13 million energetic subscribers in February 2021, because the trade recorded 195.73 million GSM customers within the month. The telecoms had misplaced 46,648 subscribers in November 2020, adopted by a drop of three.38 million subscribers in December 2020 after which a lack of 4.29 million subscribers in January 2021.

The telecoms service suppliers even have recorded zero porting actions because of NCC’s directive which halts porting actions as effectively. Naija Information understands that Airtel amongst others recorded the very best variety of lack of subscribers in February.

The corporate’s subscribers based on statistic dropped by 1.99 million subscribers from 53.42 million subscribers in January to 51.43 million prospects. MTN adopted with a lack of 1.68 million subscribers. It had 79.03 million subscribers in January, however the determine fell to 77.34 million in February.

Globacom misplaced 415,071 subscribers, recording a complete of 54.17 million subscribers as in opposition to 54.59 million customers in January. Whereas 9mobile however had 12.80 million customers in January, misplaced 35,698 subscribers in February with a complete of 12.77 million customers. Globacom, which changed Airtel because the second largest operator in January, retained the place with 27.68 per cent market share, whereas Airtel adopted with 26.28 per cent market share.

MTN remained Nigeria’s largest cellular community operator with 39.52 per cent market share. 9mobile remained the fourth operator with 6.41 per cent market share.

In February, cellular Web subscribers is alleged to have decreased by 2.76 million with the overall variety of Web customers dropping to 148.13 million from 150.89 million in January, Naija Information stories.

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