Porting: Telecoms operators lose 69,469 subscribers in 2018

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The quartet of MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile lost about 69, 469 subscribers in number porting activities in the first 11 months of 2018.
Going by the statistics obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN lost 16,457 customers; Globacom 17, 943; Airtel 16, 852 and 9Mobile 17,509.

The service, which actually started in Nigeria on April 22, 2013, will be six years old this year and experts believed that the success of the initiative has not really been that vocal, but could be better.

In technical parlance, MNP is a process that allows subscribers to migrate from one network to another, in search of quality service, while still retaining their original phone numbers, irrespective of the network the subscriber chooses to migrate to.

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