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Telecom companies lose 14.3million subscribers in Nigeria


Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) said 14.3 million active network users have been lost within 10 months in the GSM subscribers category as active mobile subscription from 9mobile, MTN, Glo and Airtel crashed from 154.7 million in January to 140.4 million in October, 2017.

You can recall that MTN and 9mobile lost 11,528,125 and 3,400,894 subscribers respectively as Airtel and Globacom gained 422,925 and 190,031 between January to October.

As a result of the deduction of subscribers from 9mobile and MTN database from January to October 2017, MTN and 9mobile lost about 27.32 billion potential voice revenue within the 10 months period under review.

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Porting activities  were not left out in October  and it fell to 19,419 from 33,504 recorded in the month of September.

In terms of outgoing porting, 9mobile lost 3,088 subscribers to other network providers; MTN lost 2,777 subscribers; Globacom lost 2,409 subscribers; while 1,432 subscribers left Airtel, making a total of 9,706 porting activities.

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