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Telecoms operators carry out 30,876 porting activities in April

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Tuesday, said telecoms network operators carried out a total of 30, 876 mobile number porting activities in the month of April.

The regulator, in a report titled ”Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators”, said there was an increase of 764 in the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) activities in the month of April, as against the 30, 112 activities in March.

It said out of the 30, 876 porting activities in April, about 15, 519 were incoming porting activities, while 15, 357 were outgoing activities.

The report revealed in the outgoing table, telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, lost a total of 8, 161 subscribers to other networks through the MNP activities in April.

According to the report, MTN is the worst hit during the exercise, followed by Airtel Nigeria, which lost 3, 381 customers in the month under review.

The report said Globacom lost a total of 2, 038 subscribers, while 1, 777 customers of Etisalat Nigeria ported to other networks at the same period.

Moreso, in the incoming table, the report said Etisalat enjoyed the exercise most, as it led with an additional 9, 875 customers on its network in April.

Airtel came second on the gainers’ list, as it added 2, 933 subscribers to its customer strength.

Also on the gainers’ list, 1, 717 subscribers moved into the Globacom network, while MTN Nigeria gained 994 customers as at April.

The exercise was flagged off on April 22, 2013 by the NCC, with the aim of deepening competition in the industry.

NAN

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