Airtel loses more customers as subscribers dump MTN, others



From MTN , to Airtel , Globacom and 9mobile, none gained additional subscribers in the month of February as about 4.12 million dumped network providers within 28 days, according to statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The ended January with a total of 199.86 million telephone subscribers, but recorded a significant decline in the base, after dropping to 195.73 million subscriber base the next month.

Analysis of the NCC statistics showed Airtel lost the highest number of subscribers in the month of February, as the company’s base dwindled to 51.43 million from 53.42 million subscribers.

The ’s leader, MTN , continued to lose share. The y’ello telco has been recording mass exodus from its network consistently since October .

Last month, MTN lost 1.68 million subscribers, making the company the second highest loser in February. Its subscriber base declined to 77.34 million, against the 79.03 million in the preceding month.

Globacom also recorded reduction in subscriber base which fell to 54.17 million during the month under review, having hit 54.59 million in January. The decline represents 415,071 subscriber loss in one month.

Surprisingly, 9mobile lost the lowest subscribers in February, as 35,693 of them dumped the company that has been struggling to retain its users. 9mobile’s subscriber base dwindled to 12.77 million from 12.80 million.

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