Naturally, competition in every country is usually tough and as such, telecommunication in Nigeria would not be any different. NairaMetrics has reportedly noticed stiffer competition regarding telecommunication companies in Nigeria.
Companies include: Airtel, 9Mobile, Glo, MTN, to mention a few and basic ones involved in this article.
These companies/networks/operators can be divided into Voice call/ airtime and Data, majorly. Technically, people use data more than airtime, as a result, the competition between operators as regards suscribers is tense.
In May 2020, Glo topped the chart by being the company with the highest number of subscribers in a month as it gained over 8 million data suscribers. Between December 2019 and may 2020, Telco grew from 28.934 million to 37.236 million. Airtel recorded 2.795 million and 9Mobile lost over 8 hundred thousand suscribers within the same period.
In June 2020, the Nigerian Communication Commission released a statement stating the gains and losses of the telecommunication giants and MTN, gained 1.74 million data subscribers against the 882,458 it recorded in May 2020 and as such, the total number of data subscribers on MTN data network rose to 60.60 million from the 58.86 million it recorded in May.
Also, at the end of June 2020, the total number of data subscribers on MTN data network rose to 60.60 million from the 58.86 million it recorded in May. This means the telco added 1.74 million data subscribers. Globacom irrespective of the challenging year the company has had regarding data suscribers, overrode Airtel’s In June 2020. Airtel lost its position to Globacom as it only managed to increase from 37.32 million to 37.57 million within the said period.
9Mobile on the other hand did not gain anymore followers at the end of June. According to the NCC data, 9mobile continues its steady decline, as a total of 16,000 subscribers dumped the network for others when it fell from 7.26 million subscribers to 7.10 million within the same period.