Telcos Lost 21.5 Million Voice and Data Subscribers in Q1 2021 – NBS

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The number of active internet subscribers decreased by 9.35million to 144.95million in the first three months of 2021 from 154.30million in Q4 2020. This represented a -6.06% decrease in internet subscriptions quarter-on-quarter.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed this in its latest telecommunications data report released on Friday.

According to the report, the telecoms data for Q1 2021 reflected that a total of 192,413,613 subscribers were active on voice as against 204,601,313 in Q4 2020. This represented a -5.96% decrease in voice subscriptions QoQ.

The Bureau also stated that a total of 144,949,194 subscribers were active on the internet as against 154,301,195 in Q4 2020. Brand Spur observed that this represents a -6.06% decrease in internet subscriptions QoQ.

Further Breakdown:

  • Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q1 2021 and is closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively
  • Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.
  • Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per State in Q1 2021 and is closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively
  • Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.
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Also, the report stated that MTN has the highest share of subscriptions. This is closely followed by GLO, AIRTEL, and EMTS (9Mobile) respectively.”

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