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Telecoms Active voice subscribers Grew by 4.51% in Q3 2023

Nigerian-Telcos

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday, January 11, said Telecoms’ active voice subscribers increased by 4.51% in the third quarter of 2023 (Q3 2023).

This was contained in its document titled: “Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q3 2023),” which The Nation obtained.

The data said: “The total number of active voice subscribers in Q3 2023 was 221,769,883 from the 212,201,578 reported in Q3 2022, indicating a growth rate of 4.51%.

On a quarter-on-quarter basis, this rose by 0.76%.”

NBS also noted that 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, according to NBS, 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.

The report said 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.

NBS added that Lagos state 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.

It further noted that 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.

The Bureau said, however, that MTN had the highest share of subscriptions in Q3 2023.

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