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Telecoms Voice Subscriber Base Fell By 10.79m In Q4 2018 – NBS

Telecoms Voice Subscriber Base Fell By 10.79m In Q4 2018 – NBS

The number of telecoms data subscribers active on voice fell from 172,824,239 in third quarter (Q3) of 2018 to 162,032,481 in fourth quarter (Q4) of the same year. The rate of active subscribers in Q3 is higher than that of Q4 by a total of 10,791,758 million.

The figure is however higher than the 162,522,772 subscribers recorded in Q2 2018 by 6.66 per cent increase in subscribers base, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday has shown.

Similarly, a total of 112,065,740 and 106,420,858 subscribers were active on internet as against 103,514,997 in Q2 2018, which represented 8.26 per cent growth in subscribers base.

Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per state in Q4 2018, and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively , while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

Similarly, Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per state in Q4 2018, and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively, while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

MTN has the highest share of voice subscription and followed by GLO , AIRTEL, EMTS and others respectively. Similarly, MTN has the highest share of internet subscription and followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and others.

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