Active Voice Subscribers in Nigeria Now 206.45 million

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Nigeria’s active voice subscribers rose by 10.04 per cent to  206,449,125 in the second quarter of the year (Q2 2022) from the 187,611,501 recorded in the same period of 2021.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in its report titled NBS Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information Report for Q2.

The agency said that on a quarter-on-quarter basis, growth stood at 3.45 per cent, an increase from the 199,558,540 subscribers recorded in Q1.

Also, the report revealed a total of 151,332,090 active internet subscribers were recorded in Q2 compared to 140,175,169 reported in Q2 2021.

“This indicates a growth rate of 7.96 per cent on a year-on-year basis. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, growth stood at 3.76 per cent,” said the report.

On state analysis, the report also showed Lagos had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q2 with 25,002,808, followed by Kano with 12,499,401 and Ogun with 12,288,042.

The report showed that Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,530,739, followed by Ekiti with 1,775,647, and Ebonyi with 1,840,443.

It further showed that Lagos State stood top with active internet subscribers recorded at 18,441,791, followed by Kano with 9,255,299 and Ogun with 9,151,148.

“Also, Bayelsa had the least with 1,126,076, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,319,005 and 1,380,154, respectively,” the report stated.

It showed that MTN had the highest share of subscriptions in Q2, beating the trio of Globacom, Airtel, and EMTS (the parent company of 9mobile).

NBS revealed that the data is provided by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and verified and validated by the bureau.

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