National Bureau of Statistics said 162.52 million subscribers were active on voice calls in the second quarter as against 149.31 million recorded in the first quarter. The NBS disclosed this in its “Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q2 2018)’’ report released in Abuja.
According to the NBS, the figure recorded in the period under review represents a 0.09per cent increase in subscribers base. The bureau said that 103.51million subscribers were active on internet in the second quarter as against 100.92million in the first quarter which represented 2.57per cent growth in subscribers base.
The bureau said Lagos State had the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in second quarter, closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively. The report said Bayelsa and Ebonyi States had the least number of subscribers in the period under review. It said: “Similarly, Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per State in second quarter and closely followed by Ogun and FCT respectively.
“Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers in the period under review.”
According to the bureau, MTN network provider has the highest share of voice subscription, followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and Others respectively. It said similarly, MTN had the highest share of internet subscription, followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and Others.