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8 million data subscribers lost in Nigeria in 3 months

The Big Threats Against Nigerian Telcos like MTN, Glo, Airtel NG, 9Mobile - Tekedia

In just three months, 8 million subscribers cut-off from the telcos in Nigeria. This could be related to the National ID SIM card policy as the telcos may be purging unlinked SIMs.

MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile lost over 8 million data subscribers between March 2021 and May 2021. The four major internet providers lost 1.27 million data subscribers in May 2021, compared to the 3.17 million they lost in April 2021 and the 3.55 million subscribers lost in March 2021.

This is according to information obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The total number of mobile subscribers of the four major telecommunications outfits dropped from 141.41 million as of April to 140.13 million by the end of May 2021. The data subscriber base in Nigeria has been on a persistent downturn since the NIN-SIM ban