MTN Nigeria Communications Limited (MTN Nigeria) has said that it will release full financial results for its Nigeria operation on 7 May 2018.
According to a statement made available in Lagos, the telco announces strong quarterly results for the period ended 31 March 2018.
MTN Nigeria subscribers increased by 4.3% quarter on quarter (QoQ) to 54.5 million. Constant currency (organic) service revenue increased by 14.4% and data revenue increased 73.2% year-on-year (YoY).
Commenting on the results, Ferdi Moolman CEO of MTN Nigeria said, MTN Nigeria delivered a strong performance for the first quarter of 2018, supported by growth in data revenue and increased scale. We also maintained positive momentum in growing our subscriber base and maintaining our network leadership position.
MTN Nigeria continued with the positive momentum of 2017, increasing service revenue by 14.4% YoY, supported by a 73.2% increase in data revenue and 15.2% growth in voice revenue.
In the first quarter of 2018 the EBITDA margin expanded to 41,8% given well controlled expenses and a stable naira.
MTN Nigeria reported net additions in the quarter of 2.3 million following on from the 2.0 million net additions in Q4 2017, which was supported by the increase in the SIM registration footprint.
During the period the business rolled out 298 3G and 174 4G sites with the 4G rollout remaining centred on the top 10 cities across the country.