…Lagos emerges with highest number of subscribers
…Bayelsa, Ebonyi now states with least number of subcribers
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that active voice calls subscribers stood at 162.52 million in the second quarter of 2018, as against 149.31 million recorded in the previous quarter.
The NBS stated this in its “Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q2 2018)’’ report made available in Abuja.
According to the NBS, the figure recorded in the period under review represents a 0.09per cent increase in subscribers’ base.
The bureau said that 103.51 million subscribers were active on internet in the second quarter as against 100.92 million in the first quarter which represented 2.57 per cent growth in subscribers’ base.
The bureau also disclosed that Lagos State had the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in second quarter, closely followed by Ogun and Kano states respectively.
The report said Bayelsa and Ebonyi states had the least number of subscribers in the period under review.
“Similarly, Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per state in second quarter and closely followed by Ogun and FCT respectively.
“Bayelsa and Ebonyi states have the least number of subscribers in the period under review, the NBS stated.
According to the bureau, MTN network provider has the highest share of voice subscription, followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and others respectively.
It said similarly, MTN had the highest share of internet subscription, followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and others.