Glo lost the highest subscribers in porting activities in recent times when compared to its rivals Airtel, MTN, as well as 9mobile. While the porting activities are categorised into two; Incoming and Outgoing, the Wale Adenuga-telecoms company recorded more outgoing subscribers porting to Glo's rivals.
In a quick industry check by AllNews, according to the latest porting survey of September 2020, it was gathered that 7,646 subscribers who were previously on the Glo network left to join other networks. The September figure is significantly higher than the 6,818 subscribers that left Glo in August.
Meanwhile, on the incoming segment, Glo recorded a lower figure in September than what it recorded in August. Findings showed that 308 subscribers ported to Glo in September, a figure lower than the 677 subscribers that joined Globacom in August.
Airtel was next on the losers table, as 4,491 subscribers ported from Airtel to join its rivals in search of better network service. The company's outgoing figure in September was lower when compared to the 5,277 subscribers Airtel lost to porting activities in August.
Just like its Outgoing figure dropped, Airtel's Incoming figure also declined but was more than the number of subscribers it lost to its rivals in September. Airtel recorded 6,506 as incoming subscribers for the period under review, lower than the 9,927 it recorded as Incoming subscribers in August.
MTN Nigeria followed Airtel on the losers' chart, as it lost 3,850 subscribers to its rivals in the space of one month in September, this is, however, lower than the 4,469 subscribers the Nigerian subsidiary lost a month before - which is August - to porting activities.
MTN was, however, able to increase its incoming subscribers in the month of September, which climbed to 5,635, higher than the 5,188 subscribers that left MTN's rivals to join the Y'ello network in August.
9mobile surprising was the biggest gainer in porting activities among network services, as it also recorded the lowest outgoing activity.
6,963 subscribers left MTN, Glo, and Airtel to join 9mobile network; this is higher than the 5,593 subscribers that ported to 9mobile in August.
According to the Industry survey by NCC, it was gathered that 3,850 subscribers left 9mobile to join other networks in the month of September. Despite the loss, the outgoing figure was lower than the 4,469 subscribers that ported to other networks from 9mobile in August.
In total, fewer subscribers ported in September, as NCC recorded 18,990 subscribers, compared to the 21,071 subscribers recorded in August. Meanwhile, the number of Incoming subscribers in the industry in September was put at 19,412, also lower than the August figure, which was 21,385 subscribers.