January 27, 2023



2022: MTN leads as GSM operators add 2.3m energetic subscriptions in September

Nigeria’s 4 GSM operators, MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile recorded a mixed 2.3 million improve in subscriptions in September because the nation’s energetic cellular subscription database stood at 209.6 million in August.

Based on the newest trade information launched by the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC), the rise was pushed by MTN, which recorded the best achieve of 1.6 million subscriptions within the month.

Within the newest information, Nigeria’s complete energetic subscriptions for telecommunications providers throughout the cellular networks rose to 211.8 million in September.

With the expansion recorded by the operators, the nation’s teledensity, which measures the variety of energetic phone connections per 100 inhabitants residing inside an space, additionally jumped from 109.99 per cent in August to 111.50 per cent in September 2022.

The NCC’s statistics present that MTN, which is the biggest operator by subscriber quantity, gained 1.6 million new subscriptions in September. This introduced its complete energetic buyer database to 81.2 million from the 79.6 million it recorded in August.

Glo retained its second place because it added 524,387 new subscriptions within the month. The brand new activations on the community introduced Glo’s complete subscriptions to 59.3 million from the 58.8 million it recorded in August.

Airtel added 33,623 new subscriptions within the month beneath evaluation to stay the third-largest operator within the nation. The telco’s energetic buyer database rose to 58.4 million on the finish of September from 58.3 million in August.

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