Bayelsa State has recorded an active voice subscriber of 1,494,858 and an active internet subscriber of 1,035,840 making it the lowest telecom user in Nigeria.
According to Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet Per State, Porting and Tariff Information Q3 2020, a report from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 196,242,456 and 205,252,058 subscribers in Q2 and Q3 respectively of all network were active on voice subscription.
As against 189,282,796 in Q1 2020, representing a 4.59% increase in voice subscriptions QoQ.
While a total of 143,636,816 and 151,512,122 subscribers of all network were active on the internet in Q2 and Q3 respectively, representing a 5.48% growth in internet subscriptions QoQ.
The increase is as a result of the lockdown caused by the pandemic in Q2 and Q3, which prevented physical meetings and forcing most conversations to be done via calls and Virtual means.
The report shows that Lagos State had the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State recording 25,259,142 in Q3 2020 and was closely followed by Kano and Ogun States with 14,420,600 and 11,821,416 subscribers respectively.
While Bayelsa and Ekiti States had the least number of subscribers of 1,494,858 and 1,821,359 respectively.
Similarly, Lagos State had the highest number of subscribers with 19,004,687 in terms of active internet per State in Q3 2020 and was also closely followed by Kano and Ogun States with 10,262,643 and 8,823,880 subscribers respectively while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States had the least number of subscribers of 1,099,572 and 1,283,375 respectively.
The major reason Bayelsa State reported lowest subscriber is because it’s the least populated State in Nigeria with a population of around 1,704,515 people.
However, MTN has the highest share of subscriptions. This is closely followed by GLO , AIRTEL, and EMTS respectively.