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Telcos Record 35,655 Porting Activities in October- NCC

chike onwuegbuchi

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday said that a total of 35,655 mobile number porting activities were recorded in the month of October. This is contained in the ”Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators” report, released by the Commission.

The report showed that there was a decrease of 715 in the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) activities in the month of October, as against the 36,370 recorded in September. It said that of the 35,655 porting activities in October, 17,996 were incoming porting activities, while 17,659 were outgoing activities.

The report revealed that in the outgoing table, 6,409 subscribers moved from telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, to other networks through the MNP in October.

According to the report, 5,243 customers moved from Airtel Nigeria to other networks in the month under review. The report said 4,638 subscribers moved from Globacom to others, while 1,369 customers of Etisalat Nigeria ported to other networks within the same period.

However, in the incoming table, the report said Etisalat enjoyed the exercise most as it led with an additional 14,027 customers on its network in October. MTN Nigeria came second on the gainers’ list, as it added 1,563 subscribers to its customer strength.

Also on the gainers’ list, 1,475 subscribers moved to Airtel’s network, while Globacom gained 931 customers as well in October 2016. The exercise was flagged off on April 22, 2013 by the NCC, with the aim of deepening competition in the industry.