Data from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that a total of 3,246 subscribers. Who ported from one network to another in May 2022. This resulted in gains for the two largest mobile network operators. MTN and Airtel as more subscribers moved to their networks. Specifically, MTN gained 1,731 customers from other networks in the month, while Airtel attracted 1,050.
According to the NCC data, the movement achieved through the Mobile Number Portability (MNP). Which instituted by the telecoms regulator, which allows customers to change their service providers without changing their number. The data shows that 9mobile also received 314 customers from other networks. While Globacom attracted 151 customers through porting.
But just as the operators gained some new customers from one another, they also lost to one another through outgoing porting. 9mobile emerged as the biggest loser for the month as 2,728 subscribers ported out of its network to others. While Airtel recorded 815 outgoing porting.
MTN also lost 200 subscribers to other networks as 297 subscribers exited Globacom’s network.