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Telecom Voice Subscribers Decrease by 4.4 % YoY

Telecom Voice Subscribers Decrease by 4.4 % YoY

Telecom voice subscribers dereased by 4.4 per cent in second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

This was made known in its document titled “Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q2, Q3, Q4 2021),”  on Sunday.

The document noted: “Telecoms figures for Q2 2021 show that a total of 187,611,501 subscribers were active on voice as against 196,242,456 in Q2 2020.

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“This represents a 4.4% decrease in voice subscriptions Year-on-Year. Quarter-on-Quarter growth was -2.50%.”

It added that 140,175,169 subscribers were active on the internet as against 143,636,816 in Q2 2020.

NBS said this represents a 2.41% decrease in internet subscriptions Year-on-Year

Lagos State had the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q2 2021 followed by Kano and Ogun States while Bayelsa and Ebonyi had the least number of subscribers.

The document said in Q3 2021, a total of 190,854,069 subscribers were active on voice as against 205,252,058 in Q3 2020.

The bureau noted this represents a 7.0% decrease in voice subscriptions Year-on-Year. Quarter-on-Quarter growth was 1.73%.
NBS said: “A total of 140,275,459 subscribers were active on the internet as against 151,512,122 in Q3 2020.

“This represents a 7.42% decrease in internet subscriptions Year-on-Year. Lagos State had the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q3 2021, followed by Kano State and Ogun State, while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States had the least number of subscribers.

“In Q4 2021, a total of 195,463,898 subscribers were active on voice as against 204,601,313 in Q4 2020.

“This represents a 4.5% decrease in voice subscriptions Year-on-Year.

Quarter-on-Quarter growth was 2.42%. “Similarly, a total of 141,971,560 subscribers were active on the internet as against 154,301,195 in Q4 2020.

“This represents a 7.99% decrease in internet subscriptions Year-on-Year.

“However, MTN had the highest share of subscriptions in Q2, Q3, and Q4 2021.”

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