Despite a 2.3 per cent decline in MTN Nigeria subscriber base, the company’s revenue has increased by 11.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2017.
MTN Nigeria says it “had a strong start to the year with an 11.6 per cent increase in total revenue, supported by a 71.3 per cent boost in data revenue.”
It added that while the momentum is encouraging, the ongoing review of value-added services subscribers will put pressure on digital revenue for the balance of the year. MTN Nigeria’s subscriber base declined by 2.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter.
This was impacted by new regulations that require all subscriber connections to take place in permanent brick-and-mortar structures. It says this led to a marked reduction in gross connections across the industry.
MTN Nigeria has also continued with the process of excluding subscribers whose only activity is receiving incoming SMSes.