Active Voice Subscriptions Stand at 148.74 mln at the end of Q1'16 - NBS

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:58PM/ NBS

Executive Summary

This report presents the totaI number of active voice and internet subscribers at the end of the first quarter 2016 disaggregated by States. This report precedes a more comprehensive report and analysis of the telecommunications sector to be released shortly.

Active Voice Subscriptions Per State Q1 2016  

As shown in table one below, the number of active voice subscriptions stood at 148.74 Million at the end of Q1 2016 with MTN accounting for the largest share of 57.04 million (or 38% of total), followed by Glo with 34.60 million subscribers (or 23.2 % of total) and Airtel with 33.86 million (22.7%).

Lagos State accounted for the largest share of active voice subscribers with 19.04 million or 12.8% of the total, followed by Ogun State with 8.53 million subscribers or 5.7%, Kano State with 7.81 million or 5.25%, Oyo State with 7.53 million subscribers or 5.06% of the total, then FCT and Rivers State with 6.03 million (4.05%) and 5.84 million (3.93%) respectively.

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 as shown in table 3 except for Kano and Rivers whose official population figures exceeded the number of active voice subscribers at the end of q1 2016. On the other hand, Bayelsa (1.11 million), Yobe (1.40 million), Ekiti (1.42 million) and Ebonyi (1.43 million) had the smallest number of active subscriber as of q1 2016.

Table 1 also shows that Lagos was the dominant market for all of the active voice telecom companies accounting for 10.05% of MTN total voice subscribers (followed by Ogun, Kaduna and Rivers in that order); 10.03% for Glo (followed by Oyo, Niger, Ogun and FCT in that order); 16.0% for Airtel (followed by Ogun, Kano and Oyo); and 19.1% of Etisalat voice subscribers (followed by Ogun, Kaduna and Rivers in that order)

Active Internet Subscriptions per State Q1 2016

As shown in table two below, 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% of total), followed by Glo with 26.53 million subscribers (or 28.70 % of total) and Airtel with 17.15 million (18.56%).

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

Table 2 also shows that Lagos was the dominant market for all of the active internet telecom companies accounting for 11.34% of MTN total internet subscribers (followed by Ogun, Kano and Rivers in that order); 10.36% for Glo (followed by Oyo, Niger, Ogun in that order); 16.95% for Airtel (followed by Kano. Kaduna and Rivers); and 20.27% of Etisalat voice subscribers (followed by Ogun, FCT and Kaduna in that order).






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