‘Telecoms voice subscriptions increased by 4.59 per cent’


THE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said voice subscribers for telecom services rose by 4.59 per cent in the second and third quarters (Q2 and Q3) of 2020.

It stated this in its report, titled: “Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet Per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q2&Q32020).”

The document said 51,512,122 subscribers were active on the internet, as against telecoms data for Q2 and Q3 of 2020, which reflected that 196,242,456 and 205,252,058 subscribers were active on voice, as against 189,282,796 in Q1 of 2020.

It added: “This represented a 4.59 per cent increase in voice subscriptions QoQ.”

Similarly, the report said 143,636,816 and 151,512,122 subscribers were active on the internet as against 136,203,231 in Q1 of 2020.

NBS said this represented a 5.48 per cent growth in internet subscriptions QoQ.

It noted that Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q3 2020 and is closely followed by

Kano and Ogun states as well as Bayelsa and Ekiti states have the least number of subscribers.

According to the report, MTN has the highest share of subscriptions, closely followed by Glo, Airtel, and EMTS.