July 21, 2017

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) monthly porting report released through the regulator’s website on Thursday revealed that subscribers from other networks migrated to the rebranded 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest telecommunication company.

The NCC’s “Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators Report” for the month of May 2017, showed that 9mobile led the other four telecom operators in the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) activities for the month in review.

NCC revealed that out of the total 39,535 porting activities in May, 19,816 were “Incoming Porting Activities”, while 19,719 were “Outgoing Porting Activities”.

9mobile recorded the highest incoming porting activity (users leaving other networks to 9mobile) with a massive 15,253 telecom users leaving MTN, Globacom and Airtel for the rebranded telecom company. Airtel had the second highest incoming porting activity with 2,597 subscriber migrations.

MTN was third on the incoming porting migration table with 1,245 telecom users while Globacom had the least incoming migration figures on the table.

The report further showed that 9mobile also excelled on the outgoing porting migration table (users leaving 9mobile to other networks) with only 1,826 subscribers of 9mobile leaving to other networks. This means 9mobile recorded the lowest outgoing porting when compared with the other operators. Globacom recorded the second lowest outgoing migration with 4,786 subscribers.

Airtel recorded 6,540 outgoing migrations while MTN’s outgoing subscriber migration was 6,567, making the network topping the table with the highest telecom users leaving the network.