Lagos accounted for highest active voice subscribers with 19.04m in Q1 2016

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has disclosed that Lagos State accounted for the largest share of active voice subscribers with 19.04 million or 12.8 per cent, out of the total number of active subscriptions of 148.74 million at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Ogun State follows behind with 8.53 million subscribers or 5.7 per cent, Kano State with 7.81 million or 5.25 per cent.

Others are Oyo State with 7.53 million subscribers or 5.06 per cent of the total; FCT and Rivers State with 6.03 million (4.05 per cent ) and 5.84 million (3.93 per cent) respectively.

Out of the subscriptions of 148.74 million, MTN has the largest share of 57.04 million (or 38 per cent of total), followed by Glo with 34.60 million subscribers (or 23.2 per cent of total) and Airtel with 33.86 million (22.7 per cent).

This is contained in a first quarter report on telecommunications by NBS.

It is observed that all of the top five states with respect to active voice subscriptions had total subscribers in excess of their official population number as provided by the Nigerian Population Commission( NPC) except for Kano and Rivers whose official population figures exceeded the number of active voice subscribers at the end of q1 2016, the report, said, adding that the states that recorded the smallest number of active subscribers as atq1 2016 include Bayelsa (1.11 million), Yobe (1.40 million), Ekiti (1.42 million) and Ebonyi (1.43 million).

Similarly, Lagos was the dominant market for all of the active voice telecom companies accounting for 10.05 per cent of MTN total voice subscribers (followed by Ogun, Kaduna and Rivers in that order); 10.03 per cent for Glo (followed by Oyo, Niger, Ogun and FCT in that order); 16.0 per cent for Airtel (followed by Ogun, Kano and Oyo); and 19.1 per cent of Etisalat voice subscribers (followed by Ogun, Kaduna and Rivers in that order)

Also, the number of active internet subscriptions stood at 92.4 million at the end of Q1 2016 with MTN accounting for the largest share of 33.35 million (or 36.09 per cent of total), followed by Glo with 26.53 million subscribers (or 28.70 per cent of total) and Airtel with 17.15 million (18.56 per cent).

Lagos State accounted for the largest share of active internet subscribers with 12.62 million or 13.65 per cent of the total, followed by Ogun State with 5.62 million subscribers or 6.09 per cent, Oyo State with 4.90 million subscribers or 5.31 per cent of the total, then Kaduna and Kano State with 4.23 million (4.57 per cent ) and 4.13 million (4.47 per cent) internet subscribers respectively.

On the other hand, Yobe (0.69 milliom), Bayelsa (0.73 million) and Ebonyi (0.79 million) had the smallest number of active internet subscriber as of q1 2016. The report said that Lagos was the dominant market for all of the active internet telecom companies accounting for 11.34 per cent of MTN total internet subscribers (followed by Ogun, Kano and Rivers in that order); 10.36 per cent for Glo (followed by Oyo, Niger, Ogun in that order); 16.95 per cent for Airtel (followed by Kano, Kaduna and Rivers); and 20.27 per cent of Etisalat voice subscribers (followed by Ogun, FCT and Kaduna in that order). ENDSAuction process for 2.6GHZ spectrum produced one qualified bidder-NCC

 

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