Porting activities within telecommunications service providers rose by 20,190 in March, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
This is contained in the Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators report released by the telecoms regulator in Lagos.
The report showed that by the increase, subscribers porting within the networks reached 42,021 from the 21,831 recorded in February.
It said that out of the 42,021 porting activities in March, 20,851 were “Incoming Porting Activities”, while 21,170 were “Outgoing Porting Activities”.
The report revealed that in the outgoing table, 7,086 subscribers moved from Airtel Nigeria to other networks through Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in March.
Subscribers that left Airtel’s network increased by 4,424 as against 2,662 customers that dropped the network in February.
Also 6,032 customers moved from Globacom Nigeria; showing an increase of 2,029 subscribers as against 4,003 that left the service provider in February.
Similarly, 5,919 subscribers moved from MTN Nigeria, which revealed an increase of 3,035 customers that left the network as against 2,884 that left in February.
It showed that 2,133 customers of Etisalat Nigeria left to other networks within the same period giving an increase of 622 that left, when compared with 1,511 users, who deserted in February.
The data also revealed that Etisalat led by an additional 15,208 customers on its network in March.
Airtel Nigeria came second on the gainers’ list with 3,423 subscribers, 1,387 subscribers moved to MTN Nigeria, while Globacom Nigeria got 833 customers.
This exercise Kicked off on April 22, 2013 is an initiative of the NCC aimed at deepening competition in the industry.