Service providers in the telecommunications sector carried out 23,505 Mobile Number Portability activities in the month of May according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
NCC said this in a report on the Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators.
Mobile Number Portability allows subscribers to change their service providers while retaining their numbers.
NCC said in the report that out of the 23,505 porting activities in May, 11,868 were “Incoming Porting Activities”, while 11,637 were “Outgoing Porting Activities”.
5,564 subscribers moved from Airtel Network to others, showing an increase of 2,449 subscribers as against 3,115 that left the service provider in April.
3,287 subscribers moved from Globacom Nigeria, which revealed an increase of 1,700 customers that left the network as against 1,587 that left in April.
1,476 subscribers moved from 9mobile to others in May as against 449 recorded for April 2020.
And for MTN, 1,310 subscribers moved to other providers in May 2020 as against 946 subscribers recorded for April, year 2020.
In the other direction, 6,304 subscribers changed to 9mobile in May, an increase of 2,475 subscribers as against 3,829 subscribers gained in April 2020.
3,524 subscribers switced providers to Airtel Nigeria in the same month, showing an increase of 1,278 subscribers as against 2,246 subscribers gotten in the month of April.
And MTN Nigeria had 1,756 subscribers migrate to it, an increase of 771 subscribers as against 985 inward porting recorded for April 2020.
Globacom saw 284 subscribers switch to its network in May 2020, an increase of 196 subscribers as against 88 subscribers gained in April, the year 2020.