TNT still top prepaid telco in Q2 2021

But Globe still dominates the whole segment

PLDT’s TNT is still the top prepaid telco in Q2 2021, according to investor relation documents WalasTech has obtained.

The orange brand leads the whole pack of prepaid chunks with 42.7 million active subscribers, experiencing an 11-percent growth year-on-year from the same period last year, while Ayala-led Globe Prepaid and TM following suit, both with nearly 40 million customers.

The surprising thing here: Globe Prepaid has now overtaken TM by a mere 40 thousand margin to become the new #2 prepaid brand. Globe Prepaid’s numbers also include GOMO, according to the filed sheets.

Q2 2021 SubscribersQ2 2020 SubscribersDifference
TNT42,709,26438,638,22511%
Globe Prepaid39,641,44438,699,9822%
TM39,607,98538,801,2362%
Smart26,915,88423,413,30415%

Smart takes the cake for the prepaid brand with the highest increase as it jumped three million subscribers from 23M to almost 27M, a 15% increase from last year’s numbers.

The data for this story was taken from their published Q2 2021 fiscal sheets as disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange and on their respective websites.

Globe, overall, still is the top telco in the country in terms of market share in Overall Prepaid (79.25M subscribers, 53% of the market), Overall Postpaid (2.4M vs 2.1M combined postpaid subs from Smart and Sun), and Overall Subscriber count (81.7M vs 71.6M).

Carl Lamiel
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