The Nigerian Communications Commission on Tuesday said that a total of 29,756 mobile number porting were recorded in the month of February, 2015.
This was contained in the ”Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators” report, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
The report showed that there was an increase of 2,932 in the Mobile Number Portability activities in the month of February, as against the 26,824 recorded in January.
It said that of the 29,756 porting activities in February, 24,955 were incoming porting activities, while 14,801 were outgoing activities.
The report revealed that in the outgoing table, telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, lost a total of 6,951 subscribers to other networks through the MNP in February.
According to the report, MTN is the worst hit during the exercise, followed by Airtel Nigeria, which lost 3,655 customers in the month under review.
The report said Globacom lost a total of 2,570 subscribers, while 1,625 customers of Etisalat Nigeria ported to other networks within the same period.
However, in the incoming table, the report said Etisalat enjoyed the exercise most as it led with an additional 9,187 customers on its network in February.
Airtel came second on the gainers’ list, as it added 2,758 subscribers to its customer strength.
Also on the gainers’ list, 1,532 subscribers moved to the Globacom network, while MTN Nigeria gained 1,478 customers as well in February 2015.
NAN reports that the exercise was flagged off on April 22, 2013 by the NCC, with the aim of deepening competition in the industry.