The number of telephone connections per 100 inhabitants living in Nigeria is estimated at 103.79%, as at the end of February 2022. This was contained in the recently released industry statistics by the NCC.
The report indicated that about 198,123,431 phones are connected and active as at February 28, 2022, which is an improvement of about 624,403 on the figures of January 2022, which was estimated at about 197,499,028 phones in active use.
The Teledensity rate was computed, using an estimated Nigerian population of 190 million people.
The same industry report as at February 2022, showed that MTN network service provider led the pack on inward porting from other networks, with 2,482, while Airtel came second with 555 subscribers porting to it in February 2022. 9Mobile had 114 subscribers porting to its network, with Globacom network having no inward porting to it in that period.
On outward porting, however, the NCC industry statistics indicated that 1,815 subscribers ported away from Airtel to other networks, while 780 subscribers ported away from 9Mobile network. MTN had 208 subscribers porting away, with 87 subscribers porting away from Globacom network to other network service providers.
Many reasons can cause a subscriber to port from one network service provider to another, but chief among these, is usually service-related. Subscribers will port from one network to another, if the service reception in the area where they usually are, is not connecting well to the services of the network provider in that
It behoves on each network service provider to ensure that they have the capacity for wider spread of quality service provision, to minimize porting from one service provider to another.
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