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NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Health16: 1:24pm On Mar 29

Broadband penetration in Nigeria has been on a free fall since November last year. According to the recently released industry stats, broadband penetration fell to 42% in February, its lowest in the last 6 months.

The drop was compounded by the reduction in subscriptions caused by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) temporary embargo on registration and activation of new Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards in the country.

This followed the initial directive that all operators should integrate NIN to all SIMs currently in use.



Telco subscriber losses hit 11.63M in 3 months

The report shows that MTN, Airtel and other Telcos lost over 4.13 million subscribers in the month of February. This follows an earlier loss of about 4.2 million in January and 3.3 million subscribers in December 2020 after the ban was placed.

This means that a total of about 11.63 million subscribers has been lost by Telcos since the sim registration embargo started.

A breakdown shows that MTN remains the market leader but all telcos recorded losses for the third consecutive month.

MTN subscribers fell to 77.34 from 79.03 million mobile subscribers in February, losing a net 1.68 million subscribers from a total of 79.03 million recorded in January.

Of all the telcos, Airtel lost the largest amount of subscribers. The company lost over 1.99 million subscribers to fall further below Globacom on the Telco market. Airtel subscriber now stands at 5.14 million.



Globacom, on the other hand, lost 415,071, an increase from the 250,000 subscribers lost in January. This brings its total subscribers at end of the month to 54.18 million.

9mobile lost the least amount of subscribers, its numbers dropping just 35,693 to 12.77 million subscribers in February.

Internet subscribers drops below 150 million
Similar to January, all 4 major mobile operators also reported losses in internet subscribers in February. This brought the total number of internet subscribers in the country below 150 million for the first time in 6 months.

MTN was the biggest internet loser for the second consecutive month. The telco lost 1.14 million internet subscribers to bring its total down to 62.84 million.

Airtel followed closely, losing 1.07 million subscribers to record a total of 38.95 million during the month. This is the first time its subscribers dropped below 40 million in the last 6 months.

Globacom and 9mobile suffered the least amount of internet subscriber losses. Both operators lost below 300,000 subscribers.

Globacom recorded a total internet subscriber of 39.70 million after losing just 294,734 subscribers while 9mobile had 6.63 million subscribers after losing 247,105 subscribers during the month.


Revenue losses exceed N15 billion
In general, the ban has cost Telcos in the industry about N16.15 billion in 3 months, going by the industry Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of ₦1,420 and the 11.63 million subscribers drop reported by NCC.

ARPU obtained from the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is defined as the total revenue divided by the number of subscribers. It is a measure used primarily by consumer communications, digital media, and networking companies.

If the recent court order demanding an extension of NIN-SIM registration by two months is effected, telco losses may continue to mount.

However, Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo, the President of the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers of Nigeria (NATCOMS) told Guardian that the losses recorded by telcos aren’t too much for security.

According to him, it won’t take long for operators to recoup their losses.

Summary
Losses caused by the embargo on registration and activation of new SIM cards have continued to mount. Telcos and subscribers are feeling its full effect and broadband penetration is greatly limited.

While the suspension of registration is understandable, a prolonged embargo could have a drastic effect on the government’s plan to drive broadband penetration to 70% by 2025.

As was suggested in our last review, the best bet as things stand is to open up sim registrations at a controlled pace and maybe with new regulations like NIN.

Because waiting for the whole process to be completed with the continuous extension of deadlines will mean the embargo will last for months and the damages could be more severe.

https://technext.ng/2021/03/30/broadband-and-telcos-continue-to-suffer-as-internet-subscribers-drop-below-150m-in-february/

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by OBALOLA55(m): 1:35pm On Mar 29
Health16:
Over the last four months, Nigerian telco operators have lost over 11.84 million subscribers. And it was a steady decline from November 2020 to February 2021.

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telcos had lost 46,648 subscribers in November, 3.38 million subscribers in December, 4.29 million subscribers in January and 4.13 million subscribers in February.

https://newsrand.com/2021/03/29/mtn-airtel-others-record-11-8m-loss-of-subscribers/
angry MTN IN PARTICULAR SHOULD LEAVE NIGERIA, THEIR FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES ON OUR SIM CARDS IS NO LONGER FUNNY angry

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by RuneKingThor: 3:54pm On Mar 29
When the government placed a ban on sim registration, why won't there be a loss of subscribers

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by inumidun2010(m): 3:57pm On Mar 29
Dem never see anything..

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by LordviccoDaGuru(m): 4:01pm On Mar 29
inumidun2010:
Dem never see anything..


grin grin

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by LordviccoDaGuru(m): 4:02pm On Mar 29
na usless NIN cause am, oya make them block us na, RUBBISH. The deadline is 6th which is very close.

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Asianjollof007: 8:33pm On Mar 29
LordviccoDaGuru:
na usless NIN cause am, oya make them block us na, RUBBISH. The deadline is 6th which is very close.

You don get your nin?
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by RRodwave(m): 8:40pm On Mar 29
E mean say after all this NIN issue dem go bombard users with welcome bonus
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by LordviccoDaGuru(m): 8:44pm On Mar 29
Asianjollof007:


You don get your nin?

for where? i don collect de form na do am hard, other places they collect 1k each
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Asianjollof007: 6:03pm On Mar 30
LordviccoDaGuru:


for where? i don collect de form na do am hard, other places they collect 1k each
i

Thank God i'm not alone. I never collect form sef, april 6 is the deadline bro
How we go take do am?
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by edoairways: 12:03am On Mar 31
Asianjollof007:
i

Thank God i'm not alone. I never collect form sef, april 6 is the deadline bro
How we go take do am?
That deadline is not feasible as the court of law halted the directive from NCC

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Asianjollof007: 2:58pm On Mar 31
edoairways:

That deadline is not feasible as the court of law halted the directive from NCC

Argh, thank God o
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by shigoslim(m): 4:33am On Apr 01
Me way registered and yet I was told I submitted invalid NIN


I no go kill myself

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by highskies(m): 5:12am On Apr 02
Wow
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:12am On Apr 02
Massively massive

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Teaser4(m): 5:13am On Apr 02
That was the effect of bad policy, bandits suppose kidnap that pata niggga... #NextLevel

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Justbest112: 5:14am On Apr 02
Really
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by onoms4luv(m): 5:15am On Apr 02
I followed for the lose

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by abbaapple: 5:20am On Apr 02
angry



Is anything working in this country so far

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Teaser4(m): 5:24am On Apr 02
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Massively massive
nah your grandpa's body odour

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Lagoon0: 5:25am On Apr 02
shigoslim:
Me way registered and yet I was told I submitted invalid NIN


I no go kill myself
No fear
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Powersurge: 5:37am On Apr 02
OBALOLA55:
angry MTN IN PARTICULAR SHOULD LEAVE NIGERIA, THEIR FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES ON OUR SIM CARDS IS NO LONGER FUNNY angry

Shut up!

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by elmessiahs(m): 5:38am On Apr 02
Nin is for security purpose right?
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by olayiwola72(m): 5:38am On Apr 02
LordviccoDaGuru:
na usless NIN cause am, oya make them block us na, RUBBISH. The deadline is 6th which is very close.

Nigerians will always be Nigerians ... just normal national I’d card you Dey call am useless... when USA citizens has there own I’d card ... na weyre full this country

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by ipobarecriminals: 5:39am On Apr 02
grin let wait till dey block us.Make we see who go wail

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by getangry(m): 5:39am On Apr 02
Lift the ban on new SIM registration and watch it skyrocket

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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Princeton92(m): 5:45am On Apr 02
LordviccoDaGuru:
na usless NIN cause am, oya make them block us na, RUBBISH. The deadline is 6th which is very close.

Deadline this April 6th
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by Alejoas(f): 5:46am On Apr 02
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Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by MaryamUmar2020: 5:49am On Apr 02
Wow
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by letitrainnow(m): 5:51am On Apr 02
This is seriously a big loss, I know they will come up with new strategy to recoup their loss.
Re: NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months by gentleg87(m): 5:57am On Apr 02
Should we cry for you...


Or you are trying to justify next action if tariff will be increased...

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