Porting figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for March and April this year indicate that Nigeria’s national telecommunications operator, Globacom, is the network preferred by telecoms subscribers in the country.
The Port-Out Activities of Mobile Network Operators’ report made available by the industry regulator on Monday and published on NCC’s website showed that 3,212 subscribers ported into Globacom from other networks in March, while the number of subscribers who switched to Glo platform from other operators in April was 7,955, giving a total of 11,167 for the two months.
Airtel came second with a total gain of 8,565 for the two months. The company gained 5,749 porting subscribers in March, while 2,816 subscribers joined it from other operators in April.
Etisalat was next with 3,016 porting subscribers in March, while its April figure was 3,280, making a total of 6,296 new customers from other networks.
For MTN, the figure for March was 1,780, while that of April was 552, making a total of 2,332 subscribers who ported into the network from other service providers.
A total of 14,183 telecom users engaged in porting-out activities across the networks in April, as against the 13,383 recorded in March.
The porting activities showed that telecom users were most comfortable with the services of Globacom, hence, the movement of most subscribers from other networks to its network.
Globacom had recently embarked on a massive network expansion and technical network upgrade project which has significantly enhanced the quality of customer experience on the network.
The expansion project involves network upgrade and overhaul of infrastructure across the country as well as expansion and densification projects that will on completion cater for its existing and potential subscribers.
The Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was flagged off on April 22, 2013 by the NCC, with the aim of deepening competition in the industry.