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Total Active Voice Subscription Increased by 3.69% in Q4 2017 – NBS

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018/  01.20 PM /  NBS 

Sector Growth Summary

·       Total Active Voice Subscription and Total Active Internet Subscription in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 145,065,953 and 98,699,310 respectively.

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Total Active Voice Subscription increased by 3.69% from quarter 3, 2017.

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Total Active Internet Subscription increased by 5.83% from quarter 3, 2017.

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Both voice and internet communication subscriptions in the fourth quarter, 2017 were dominated by GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications).

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By the end of the fourth quarter 2017, South-Western and North-Central states recorded the highest numbers of voice and internet subscriptions than any other geo-political zones in Nigeria.

Active Voice Subscription

Overview
Total Active Voice Subscriptions in the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 6.12% when compared with the same quarter of 2016, from to 154,529,780 in 2016 Q4 to 145,065,953 in Q4, 2017. The figure also indicates a 3.69% increase from the number reported in the third quarter of 2017.

Subscription by Technology (GSM, CDMA, Fixed Wires/Wireless, and VoIP)

GSM
GSM subscription remained the largest component in Total Active Mobile Subscription over the past year. As at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, Nigeria recorded 144,640,677 GMS based active voice subscriptions nationwide.

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Other Technology
Other technology of voice telecommunication includes CDMA, Fixed Wires/Wireless, and VoIP, which constitute around 0.29% of the total Active Voice Subscription in 2017 Q4. CDMA as an alternative mobile technology contributed 0.16% of the total active subscriptions, while fixed/ fixed wireless and VoIP accounted for 0.10% and 0.04% of the total figures respectively. Please notice that the percentage figures presented in this and the next sessions are estimated according to latest NCC data and are subject to revision by NBS. 

Subscription by Network Operator
In the fourth quarter, the four largest voice communication providers were MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile (EMTS), which contributed to 36.14%, 26.39%, 25.74% and 11.72% of the total telecom communication subscriptions respectively. Among the top four network providers, Airtel, 9mobile (EMTS) and MTN only specialize in GSM technology, while Globacom operates both in the GSM and Fixed/Fixed Wireless Telecommunication technology space  

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Active Voice Subscription by State

South West states recorded the highest active voice subscriptions with a total subscription of 44,465,508 active voice subscriptions. Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo were the top three states and jointly accounted for 25.06% of the total voice subscription of the country. Lagos led the pack with 19,417,181 total active voice subscriptions and 19,118,767 GSM users by the end of the fourth quarter, equaling 13.18% of the total nationwide subscriptions. Following the top three states were Kano (7,382,805), Kaduna (6,642,801) and Rivers with 5,456,860.  Bayelsa state accounted for the lowest number of active voice subscriptions in the quarter under review, with 954,353.  

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Data/Internet Subscriptions

Overview
Data subscriptions in Q4 2017, as in previous quarters was dominated by mobile (GSM) internet subscriptions, accounting for 99.7% of all active data/internet subscriptions.  In the quarter under review, total active internet subscriptions stood at 98,699,310, a 5.83% growth over the previous quarter’s 93,263,436 active subscriptions.

 
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Mobile (GSM) Internet Subscriptions

GSM remains the most dominant technology type for accessing the internet for subscribers.  In Q4 2017, active GSM internet subscriptions stood at 98,391,456, representing a 5.82% growth from the previous quarter’s 92,975,682 active subscribers. GSM internet subscriptions were on an increasing trend throughout the year 2017, recording a 7.1% growth in subscriptions between December 2016 and December 2017.  

In the quarter under review (Q4 2017) MTN retained the highest share of all GSM active internet subscribers, capturing 36.6% of subscriptions (36,069,597), followed by Glo at 27.4% of subscription (26,997,817), Airtel at 24.3% of subscriptions (23,985,203), and 9mobile (EMTS) at 11.5% of subscriptions (11,338,839). 

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There were mixed changes in GSM internet subscriptions for all telecommunication operators when compared to the same period last year (Q4 2016). MTN increased by 13.6% rising from 31,753,369 to 36,069,597 subscriptions; Globacom decreased by 0.04% dropping from 27,010,178 to 26,997,817 subscriptions; Airtel increased by 23.9% from 19,363,945 to 23,985,203 subscriptions; and 9Mobile decreased by 17.5% dropping from 13,752,940 to 11,338,839 subscriptions. 


Other Subscriptions (VoIP, CDMA and Fixed Wireless Internet Subscriptions)
In the period under review, other active internet subscriptions grew 6.84% quarter-on-quarter from 288,154 active subscribers in Q3 2017 to 307,854 in Q4 2017.  

 

Data/Internet Subscriptions by State (Mobile/GSM)
In the quarter under review, Lagos state recorded the highest active GSM internet subscriptions within the country, with 13,631,562 representing 13.81% of all active internet subscriptions. This was followed by Ogun State at 6,434,069 (6.5%), Oyo State at 5,388,003 (5.46%), Kano at 4,634,623 (4.7%), and Kaduna at 4,506,065 (4.6%). Together the top ten states for active internet subscriptions (Delta, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers, and FCT) accounted for 53.27% of all internet subscriptions in Q4 2017. Bayelsa State, just as in active voice subscriptions recorded the lowest number in active internet subscriptions, recording 681,933. 

The South West region has the highest percentage of active mobile internet subscriptions at 31.50% with 31,097,215 subscriptions, this is followed by North Central at 18.98% with 18,730,188 subscriptions, and North West at 16.21% with 16,001,335 subscriptions.  North Central, North East, and North West regions recorded a decrease in growth when compared with the previous quarter i.e. 31.26%, 26.19%, and 5.74% respectively. In the South West region, Glo represents 27.44% of all active GSM internet subscriptions, while MTN represents 36.66%, Airtel 24.37%, and EMTS (9Mobile) represents 11.52% respectively. 


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Porting Activities
In the fourth quarter of 2017, total number of incoming and outgoing porting activities stood at 8,628 and 8,830, representing a decrease of 48.67% and 47.14% respectively over the previous quarter. 9Mobile (EMTS) was the largest beneficiary for incoming porting activities, accounting for 5,177 or 60% of the total incoming porting.  

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Data Sent and Received (2016):
4.37 billion SMS messages were sent out and 4.57 billion SMS messages received in 2016, both of which were heavily dominates by MTN which accounted for 67.3% of the total. 

MTN also dominated the number of outgoing (13.95 million) and incoming (10.77 million) roaming minutes of a total of 27.7 million and 39.97 million in 2016


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Latest 2018 NBS Reports

Q1 2018

  1. 18.36bn Litres of PMS Distributed State-wide in 2017 – NBS
  2. 5.84m Students Enrolled in Junior Secondary Schools in 2016 - NBS
  3. 2,489 Road Traffic Crashes Occurred in Q4 2017 - NBS
  4. Average Air Fare Increased by 7.34% YoY in January 2018 - NBS
  5. Headline Inflation Drops to 15.13% in January 2018; 0.24% Lower Than 15.37% December Rate
  6. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas – January 2018
  7. 7.82m Workers Are Registered Under the Pension Scheme as at Q4 2017 - NBS
  8. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 94,627MWh in Q4 2017 - NBS
  9. Banking Sector Records 461.98m Volume of Transactions in Q4 2017 - NBS
  10. 77.5m Persons Engaged in Some Sort of Economic Activities in Q3 2017 - NBS
  11. Average Fare Paid by Passengers for Water Transport Increased by 6.05% MoM to N631.55 in Dec 2017
  12. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Decreased by -3.67% YoY to N211.61 in December 2017 - NBS
  13. Headline Inflation Drops to 15.37% in December 2017; 0.53% Lower Than 15.90% November Rate
  14. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas – December 2017
  15. Active Voice Subscribers Dropped by 8.73% in Q3 2017 – NBS
  16. Inequality in Nigeria Worsened Between 2004 and 2013 But Improved in 2016 – NBS
  17. FAAC Disburses N609.96bn in December 2017 – NBS

 

2017 NBS Reports

Q4 2017

  1. FAAC Disburses N532.76bn in November 2017 - NBS
  2. Unemployment Rate Rises to 18.8% in Q3 2017 from 16.2% in Q2 2017
  3. Average Intercity Bus Fare Increased by 14.78% MoM in November 2017
  4. Average Price of 1kg of Tomato Increased by 8.09% YoY in November 2017
  5. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas – November 2017
  6. Headline Inflation Drops to 15.90% in November 2017; 0.01% Lower Than 15.91% October Rate
  7. Banking Sector Records 213.69m Volume of Transactions in Q3 2017 - NBS
  8. Nigeria’s Merchandise Trade Grew Marginally Q-on-Q But Significantly Y-on-Y in Q3 2017
  9. 2,478 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q3 2017 - NBS
  10. States Generate N149.45bn as IGR in Q3 2017 - NBS
  11. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q3 2017 Estimated at $4,145.1m - NBS
  12. FAAC Disburses N558.08bn in October 2017 -NBS
  13. GDP Grew by 1.40% in Q3’17 from 0.72% in Q2’17; 2nd Consecutive Quarter of Positive Growth
  14. Average Motorcycle Fare per Drop Increased by 4.52% YoY in October 2017
  15. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas – October 2017
  16. Headline Inflation Drops to 15.91% in October 2017, 0.07% Lower Than 15.98% September Rate
  17. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Increased by 10.22% YoY in October 20
  18. 596,792 Passengers Travelled Via the Rail System in Q2 2017 - NBS
  19. 7.71m Workers Are Registered Under the Pension Scheme as at Q3 2017 - NBS
  20. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 3,880MW in Q3 2017 - NBS
  21. FAAC Disburses N637.70bn in September 2017 - NBS
  22. GDP by Income and Expenditure Approach – Basic Price GDP Declined by 1.73% Real Term in Q4’16
  23. N246.30bn Generated as VAT in Q2 2017 - NBS
  24. Lagos State Has 7,396 Prison Inmates Population in 2016 - NBS
  25. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - September 2017
  26. Average Air Fare Increased by 31.31% YoY in September 2017
  27. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Increased by 28.65% YoY in September 2017
  28. CPI Drops to 15.98% in Sept 2017, 0.03% Lower Than 16.01% August Rate
  29. Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016-17
  30. Pension Fund Asset under Management as at 31 December 2016 stood at N6,164.76bn - NBS
  31. 835.58m Crude Oil Processed from 1997 to 2014
  32. N701.85bn Gross Revenue Generated in July 2017 

Q3 2017

  1. FAAC Disburses N467.85bn in August 2017 - NBS
  2. Lagos Accounted for 74.8% of International Passenger Traffic in Q2 2017
  3. Lagos State Has the Highest Foreign and Domestic Debts as at June 2017
  4. CPI Drops to 16.01% in August 2017, 0.04% Lower Than 16.05% July Rate
  5. Average Air Fare Increased by 32.75% YoY in August 2017
  6. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - August 2017
  7. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Increased by 53.98% YoY in August 2017
  8. Nigeria’s Merchandise Trade Grew Marginally QoQ but Significantly YoY in Q2 2017
  9. 2,287 Drug Abuse Convictions Secured in 2016 - NBS
  10. Average Price of 1kg of Tomato Increased YoY by 15.65% in July 2017 - NBS
  11. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - July 2017
  12. Average Intercity Fare Increased YoY by 27.49% in July 2017 - NBS
  13. CPI Drops to 16.05% in July 2017, 0.05% Lower Than 16.10% June Rate
  14. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q2 2017 Estimated at $1,792.3m - NBS
  15. FAAC Disburses N652.23bn in July 2017 - NBS
  16. Active Voice Subscribers Dropped by 6.67% in Q2 2017 – NBS
  17. Banking Sector Records 327.37m Volume of Transactions in Q2 2017 - NBS
  18. 870,397 Candidates Sat for NECO in June and July 2016
  19. 3,457 Nigerians Repatriated from Abroad in 2016 – NBS
  20. Corruption in Nigeria - Bribery as Experienced by the Population
  21. Nigeria Produced 656.8m Barrels of Crude Oil in 2016
  22. 2,503 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q2 2017 - NBS
  23. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 4,079MW in Q2 2017 - NBS
  24. 7.59m Nigerians Are Registered Under the National Pension Scheme as at Q2’17 - NBS
  25. FAAC Disburses N462.36bn in June 2017 - NBS
  26. NBS Annual Abstract of Statistics 2016
  27. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch - June 2017
  28. Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,559.68 in Jun’17 from N1,565 in May’17
  29. Average Price Of 1kg Of Yam Tuber Increased YoY by 32.84% in June 2017 -NBS
  30. CPI Drops to 16.10% in June 2017, 0.15% Lower Than 16.25% May Rate 

Q2 2017

  1. FAAC Disburses N418.82bn in May 2017 - NBS
  2. GDP By Income and Expenditure Approach – Basic Price GDP Declines by 2.3% in Q3’16 - NBS
  3. Average Price Watch of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - May 2017
  4. Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,5865. in May’17 from N1,587.04 in Apr’17
  5. Average Price Of 1kg Of Yam Tuber Increased YoY by 52.69% in May 2017 - NBS
  6. CPI Drops to 16.25% in May 2017, 0.99% Lower Than 17.24% April Rate
  7. N204.77bn Generated as VAT in Q1 2017 - NBS
  8. 125,790 Cases of Reported Offences Recorded in 2016 - NBS
  9. Labour Productivity Rose to N684.43 in 2016 - NBS
  10. Merchandise Trade Grew By 0.1% - Positive Trade Balance Due to Rising Exports & Falling Imports
  11. Unemployment Rate Rises to 14.2% in Q4’16 from 13.9% in Q3’16 - NBS
  12. Lagos Airport Accounted for 76.5% of International Passengers in Q1 2017 - NBS
  13. FAAC Disburses N496.39bn in April 2017 - NBS
  14. Banking Sector Records 304.31 mln Volume of Transaction in Q1 2017 - NBS
  15. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q1 2017 Estimated at $908.27m - NBS
  16. GDP Contracts by -0.52% in Q1’17 from -1.73% in Q4’16; 5th Consecutive Quarter of Contraction
  17. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch – April 2017
  18. Average Intercity Transport Fare Increases to N1,587.04 in Apr’17 from N1,466.46 in Mar’17
  19. Average Prices of 1kg of Yam Tubber Increased by 42.45% YoY in April 2017
  20. CPI Drops to 17.24% in April 2017, 0.02% Lower Than 17.26% March Rate
  21. Lagos, Rivers Top IGR for Full Year 2016
  22. Telecoms Subscribers Dropped by 1.33% in Q1 2017 - NBS
  23. Nigeria Imports 4.05bn Litres of PMS in Q1 2017 - NBS
  24. Lagos State has the highest domestic and foreign debt profile in 2016 - NBS
  25. 2,556 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q1 2017 - NBS
  26. FAAC Disburses N466.93bn in March 2017
  27. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 5,846 MW in Q1 2017 - NBS
  28. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch - March 2017
  29. Average Intercity Transport Fare Increases to N1,466.46 in Mar’17 from N1,411.87 in Feb’17
  30. Average Prices of 1kg of Yam Tubber Increased by 63.4% YoY in March 2017
  31. CPI Drops to 17.26% in March 2017, 0.52% Lower Than 17.78% February Rate
  32. 7.49m Nigerians Are Registered Under the National Pension Scheme As At Q1 2017 - NBS
  33. Lagos Airport Accounted for 69.1% of International Passengers in 2016 - NBS 

Q1 2017

  1. 11,363 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in 2016 - NBS
  2. FAAC Disburses N514.15bn in February 2017
  3. FAAC Disburses N430.16bn in January 2017
  4. Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,411.87 in Feb’17 from N1430.63 in Jan’17
  5. Average Price of 1kg of Rice Increased by 68% YoY in February 2017
  6. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch - February 2017
  7. CPI Drops to 17.78% in February 2017, 0.94% Lower Than 18.72% January Rate
  8. Nigeria Produced 43.49m Tons of Solid Minerals in 2016 - NBS
  9. NIPOST Generates N8.84bn Revenue in 2016 - NBS
  10. Q4 2016 Merchandise Trade Intensity - Total Trade Grows by 6.5% in 2016
  11. Merchandise Trade Grows in Q4 2016 - Records First Quarterly Positive Trade Balance Since Q4 2015
  12. GDP Contracts by -1.30% in Q4 and -1.51% for Full Year 2016; Is Nigeria on Its Way Out of Recession?
  13. JAMB Received 11.7m Applications Between 2010 and 2016
  14. Average Kerosene Price Increases to N433.84 in Jan'17 from N231.85 in Dec'16
  15. Average Intracity Transport Fare Increases to N122 in Jan'17 from N84.29 in Dec'16
  16. Average Cooking Gas Price Increases to N2,567.56 in Jan’17 from N2,002.16 in Dec’16
  17. Average Diesel Price Increases to N240.52 in Jan’17 from N196.20 in Dec’16
  18. Average Petrol Price Increases to N148.7 in Jan'17 from N146.7 in Dec'16
  19. CPI Rises to 18.72% in January 2017, 0.17% Higher Than 18.55% December 2016 Rate
  20. GENCOs Issued Total Invoice of N331bn to DISCOs in 2016
  21. Nigeria Produced 5.79 mln Tonnes of Fish Between 2010 and 2015
  22. 4,296 Applications Were Received by NAFDAC for New Products Registration in 2016 - NBS
  23. 19,833 Vessels Berthed At Nigerian Ports Between 2013 and 2016 - NBS
  24. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q4 2016 Estimated at $1,548.88mln - NBS
  25. Telecoms Sector Contributes N1,399bn to GDP in Q3 2016 - NBS
  26. FAAC Disburses N426.88bn in December 2016 - NBS
  27. Banking Sector Records 910.18m Volume of Transaction in 2016 on Electronic Payment Channels - NBS
  28. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 3,859.59MW in Q4 2016 - NBS
  29. 10.8% of Nigeria's Total Working Population Are Registered Under The National Pension Scheme - NBS
  30. Nigeria Imports 4.83 bn Litres of PMS in Q4 2016 - NBS
  31. 72.53% of Nigeria’s Prison Population in 2015 were Un-sentenced - NBS
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