Telecommunications service providers in the country carried out 23,505 Mobile Number Portability activities in May.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) disclosed this in the Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators report.
Using this system, subscribers can change their service providers under the Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
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.
NCC had given subscribers the opportunity to port from one network to another “if they are not satisfied with the quality of service offered by their network operators”.
In the report, the commission noted that out of the 23,505 porting activities in May, 11,868 were “Incoming Porting Activities”, while 11,637 were “Outgoing Porting Activities”.
This shows an increase of 10,260 porting activities as against 13,245 recorded for the month of April, 2020.
Further breakdown for the period under review revealed that 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.
Also, 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.
9mobile recorded 1,476 subscribers deserting its network for others in May as against 449 recorded for April 2020.
Also, 1,310 subscribers left MTN networks in May, as against 946 subscribers recorded for April.
The regulatory body said on the incoming table, 9mobile welcomed 6,304 subscribers in May, an increase of 2,475 subscribers as against 3,829 subscribers gained in April 2020.
3,524 subscribers moved from other networks to Airtel Nigeria during the period under review, showing an increase of 1,278 subscribers as against 2,246 subscribers gotten in the month of April.
During the period under review, MTN Nigeria gained 1,756 subscribers, an increase of 771 subscribers as against 985 inward porting recorded for April.
In addition, Globacom recorded 284 subscribers porting to its network in May, an increase of 196 subscribers as against 88 subscribers gained in April.