In spite of the loan repay challenge faced by 9mobile, the telecom operator has beaten the likes of MTN, Airtel, and Glo to gain more subscribers via Mobile Number Portability.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) confirmed this development in its Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators Report which indicates that 9mobile led in the incoming porting table for September with an additional 11,517 customers joining its network.
Although there was a shrink in the total number of activities of MNP in September compared to the NCC’s report in August, the same year.
Telecom operators recorded a decline from 34,837 in August to 33,514 in September. Out of the 33,514 porting activities in September, 16,809 were incoming activities, while 16,705 were outgoing.
4,840 subscribers moved from Airtel to other networks in the month under review. 4,625 customers moved from MTN in September, showing a decrease of 703 subscribers, from the 5,328 that left the service provider in August.
Meanwhile, 4,314 subscribers moved from Globacom in September, representing an increase of 613 customers that left the network from a total 3,701 that left in August.
Subscribers that ported from Airtel network increased by 288 from the 4,552 in August, while 2,926 customers of 9mobile ported to other networks within the same period, indicating an increase of 696 from the 3,622 recorded in August.
It noted that 9mobile led in the incoming porting table for September with an additional 11,517 customers joining its network.
NCC said that Airtel came second on the gainers’ list with 2,600 subscribers, adding that 1,928 subscribers moved to MTN, while Globacom got 704 customers.