The National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed that a total of 15, 519 active subscribers had joined a different carrier in April of 2015, representing just 0.01% of all mobile (GSM) subscribers. Of these Etisalat received the most, with 9,875 or 63.63% of the total, followed by Airtel with 2,993 or 18.90% and Globacom with 1,717 or 11.06%. MTN received the fewest subscribers at 994 or 6.41% of the total.
Monthly growth in receipt of subscribers transferring carriers averaged 2.73% between May of 2014 and April of 2015, which was primarily driven by Etisalat, which averaged a rate of 11.45% over the same period.
For outgoing subscribers, the four network carriers recorded a total of 15,357 subscribers leaving their networks in April 2015. Of these, MTN recorded the most, with 8,161 or 53.14% of the total leaving the network for another. Airtel followed, with 3,381 subscribers or 22.02% of the total transferring, whilst Globacom came third with 2,038 or 13.27% of the total. Etisalat had the fewest wishing to transfer, at 1,777 or 11.57% of the total.