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Nigeria’s Active voice subscription hits 221m

By Stanley Iwuoha

The Nigeria active voice subscription rose to
a total of 221,769,883 in Q3 of 2023
from the 212,201,578 reported in Q3 2022.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), which disclosed this in it’s quarterly report posted in it’s website said the increase was an indication of 4.51% growth.

On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the bureau said the increase rose by 0.76%.

Also, in Q3 2023, the total number of active internet subscribers stood at 160,171,125 from 152,784,980 reported in Q3 2022, showing an increase of 4.83%. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, this grew by 0.42%.

On state profile analysis, Lagos state had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q3 2023 with 27,043,333, followed by Ogun with 13,136,247 and Kano with 12,192,122.

On the other hand, Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,558,509, followed by Gombe and Yobe with 2,643,899 and 2,760,261 respectively.

In terms of internet subscription, Lagos state in it’s usual pattern had the highest number of active internet subscribers in Q3 2023 with 19,188,745, followed by Ogun with 9,538,622 and Kano with 8,712,782.

On the other hand, Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,195,580, followed by Zamfara and Gombe with 1,863,686 and 1,909,498 respectively.

However, MTN in it’s usual pattern, had the highest share of subscriptions in Q3 2023.

Meanwhile, the bureau in another report, said the total number of active voice subscribers in Q2 2023 was 220,086,951 from the 206,449,125 reported in Q2 2022, indicating a growth rate of 6.61%. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, this declined by 2.69%.

Also, in Q2 2023, the total number of active internet subscribers stood at 159,498,826 from 151,332,090 reported in Q2 2022, showing an increase of 5.40%. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, this grew by 1.24%.

On state profile analysis, Lagos state had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q2 2023 with 26,423,757, followed by Ogun with 12,976,190 and Kano with 12,129,536. On the other hand, Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,601,675, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,911,606 and 1,992,640 respectively.

In addition, Lagos state had the highest number of active internet subscribers in Q2 2023 with 18,868,376, followed by Ogun with 9,471,170 and Kano with 8,768,199. On the other hand, Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,156,994, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,335,968 and 1,512,952 respectively.

Meanwhile, MTN recorded the largest chunk of subscriptions in Q2 2023.

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