206,449,125 active telecoms voice subscribers were recorded in the second quarter (Q2) data of Nigeria released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
This is according to the “Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information report for Q2” released by the NBS in Abuja on Sunday, 16 October 2022.
The NBS stated that this was an increase compared to 187,611,501 recorded in Q2 2021, representing a 10.4% rise on a year-on-year basis.
The Bureau added that on a quarter-on-quarter basis, the report showed that growth stood at 3.45%, an increase from the 199,558,540 subscribers recorded in Q1.
It was also revealed that a total of 151,332,090 active internet subscribers were recorded in Q2 compared to 140,175,169 reported in Q2 2021.
“This indicates a growth rate of 7.96 per cent on a year-on-year basis. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, growth stood at 3.76%,” the report indicated.
On a state-by-state analysis, the report also revealed that Lagos had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q2 with 25,002,808, followed by Kano with 12,499,401 and Ogun with 12,288,042.
The report showed that Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,530,739, followed by Ekiti with 1,775,647, and Ebonyi with 1,840,443.
The report showed that Lagos State stood top with active internet subscribers recorded at 18,441,791, followed by Kano with 9,255,299 and Ogun with 9,151,148.
“Also, Bayelsa had the least with 1,126,076, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,319,005 and 1,380,154, respectively,” the report stated.
It showed that MTN had the highest share of subscriptions in Q2.