According to data from the NCC, there have been only 87,887 incoming and 80,424 outgoing ports from May 2013 to February 2014. That’s not even up to 0.5% of the total market share. What’s interesting however is the distribution of the ports.
Of the 87,887 incoming ports, Airtel amassed 40,683 – a whooping 47% of incoming ports. Coming in second was Etisalat with 34% of the incoming ports, followed by Globacom’s 13%. MTN on the other hand garnered a measly 6%.
Perhaps a certain network operator had an advantage because a certain proprietary data plan works on non-proprietary devices?
Etisalat was the most favoured operator with only 8,653 of its subscribers porting out. That’s 11% of the outgoing share. The second smallest loser was Globacom with 15%, followed by Airtel with 21%. MTN lost 36,819 subscribers. That’s 46% of the outgoing ports share.
Analysing these data further will reveal that Etisalat was the biggest overall winner with a net gain of 20,886 subscribers. Airtel is close second with about 18,000 net subscriber gain. Globacom and MTN came in 3rd and last, with negatives of -601 and -30,910 respectively.
MTN probably has nothing to worry about at this point. It is still the largest network with a 60-million strong subscriber base. However, Etisalat’s overall win is probable testament to the general perception of their quality of service.
[image via Flickr/Andreh Lih]