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27 000 telephone subscribers switched networks

24 June 2014, 21:46

Lagos - Major Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) operators recorded about 27 000 subscriber movement in-and-out of their networks between March and April 2014 .

This is contained in the Port-Out Activities of Mobile Network Operators’ report, made available by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Lagos on Monday.

The report said Globacom lost a total of 6 930 customers in April and 3 280 subscribers in March.

According to the report, MTN also lost 3 835 subscribers to other networks in April, as against the 5 489 lost in March.

The report said Etisalat lost 1 817 subscribers to other networks in April, as against the 3 157 it lost in March.

It stated that Airtel lost 1 601 subscribers to other networks in April, as against the 1 457 it lost in March.

A total of 14 183 telecom users engaged in porting-out activities across the networks in April, as against the 13 383 recorded in March.

It however, said Globacom enjoyed the exercise as it led the gainers’ list with an additional 7 955 customers joining its network in April.

Etisalat came second on the gainers’ list, as it added 3 280 subscribers to its customer strength in same period.

Also third on the line of the gainers’ list was Airtel with 2 816 subscribers in April, while the MTN network had just 552 additional customers.

The porting activities showed that telecom users were not comfortable with the services of the operators, hence, the movement from one network to the other.

-   NAN

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