Nigeria’s biggest telecom firm, MTN led other network providers in inward porting in 2022, accounting for 20,123 subscribers that ported from other networks to its network out of the total 30,491 recorded in the period.
According to latest statistics by the Nigerian Communications Commission, MTN, which has 40.06 per cent market share, recorded 20,123 subscribers that ported from other networks into its network from January 2022 to December 2022, which is the highest inward porting followed by Airtel, with a market share of 27.03 per cent, which had 5,030 inward porting.
Globacom, the second largest operator after MTN, with a market share of 27.13 per cent, recorded 3,478 subscribers that ported into its network within the same period, followed by 9mobile, with a market share of 6.78 per cent, which recorded 1,860 inward porting within the same period.
A breakdown of the porting figures showed that in January 2022, MTN gained 2,482 subscribers that ported from other networks to its network.
In February 2022, MTN also gained 943 subscribers, and in March, it recorded 1,452 inward porting. In April, May and June, MTN recorded 847; 1,731 and 2,047 inward porting respectively.
In July, August and September, MTN recorded 1,547; 1,617 and 2.040 inward porting respectively. In October, November and December, MTN recorded 1,925; 1,680 and 1,812 inward porting respectively, bringing its total to 20,123 inward porting in the year 2022.
In January 2022, Airtel gained 398 subscribers that ported from other networks to its own network. In February 2022, Airtel also gained 371 subscribers and in March, it recorded 306 inward porting. In April, May and June, Airtel recorded 267; 1,483 and 356 inward porting respectively