According to a report published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website, telecommunications operators carried out 14,639 Mobile Number Portability activities in February 2019.
The commission said in its “Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators’ Report’’ that 10,650 subscribers ported within the networks in January, recording an increase of 3,989 activities in February.
It said out of the 14,639 porting activities recorded in February, 7,735 were “Incoming Porting Activities’’, while 6,904 were “Outgoing Porting Activities’’.
NCC said in the outgoing table, 2,281 subscribers moved from Globacom Nigeria to other networks indicating that those that left Globacom had increased by 1,094, as against 1,187 customers that deserted the network in January.
Similarly, in the month of February, 1,643 customers moved from MTN Nigeria, as against 1,072 that left the service provider in January. The regulatory body also disclosed that 1,801 subscribers moved from 9mobile in the month of February as against 1,604 recorded in January.
In the same vein, 1,179 customers of Airtel Nigeria left for other networks within the month under review, as against 1,404 users that deserted in January.
Meanwhile, 9mobile led with an additional 4,017 customers joining its network in February whereas MTN Nigeria came second on the gainers’ list with 1,582 subscribers. 1,268 subscribers moved to Airtel Nigeria, while Globacom Nigeria got 868 customers.