Lagos, Kano and Ogun States rank high as Nigeria records about 206.5 million active voice subscribers in the second quarter of this year (Q2 2022).
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the total number of active voice subscribers in the second quarter of this year (Q2 2022) was 206,449,125, higher relative to 187,611,501 in Q2 2021.
This was contained in its document, titled: Telecom Data: Active Voice and Internet Per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q2 2022).
The data said this represents a 10.04 per cent rise on a year-on-year basis, stressing that on a quarter-on-quarter basis, the growth stood at 3.45 per cent, an increase from the 199,558,540 subscribers recorded in Q1 2022.
NBS said a total of 151,332,090 active internet subscribers were recorded in Q2 2022, from the 140,175,169 reported in Q2 2021.
According to the document, this indicates a growth rate of 7.96 per cent on a year-on-year basis. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, growth stood at 3.76 per cent.
The bureau explained that on “state profile analysis, Lagos had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q2 2022 with 25,002,808, followed by Kano with 12,499,401 and Ogun with 12,288,042”.
It added: “On the other hand, Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,530,739, followed by Ekiti with 1,775,647, and Ebonyi with 1,840,443.”
NBS also said Lagos State stood top with active internet subscribers of 18,441,791, followed by Kano with 9,255,299 and Ogun with 9,151,148.
The bureau said on the other hand, Bayelsa had the least with 1,126,076, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,319,005 and 1,380,154 respectively.
The document added that MTN had the highest share of subscriptions in Q2 2022.