A report coming from Bloomberg has just confirmed my doubt, now the confirmed number of subscribers that has been disconnected by MTN.
MTN NG had to cut off close to 4.5 million unregistered subscribers in Nigeria so as to tread with caution following their recent drama with the NCC. In general, MTN’s customer base decreased by 1.4 percent to about 229 million across 22 countries. Bloomberg reports. According to MTN’s Executive Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko
“In order to mitigate any future regulatory challenges, the group took an exceptionally conservative stance by disconnecting all subscribers who could possibly be deemed to be non-compliant. This has had a significant unfavorable impact on total subscriber growth and revenue in the first quarter.”
MTN telecom has currently 57 million subscribers in Nigeria & 30.08 million subscribers in South Africa and
Of course, you can expect MTN to do whatever it takes to improve the numbers. So start expecting some promos coming your way.