According to the latest industry report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the country’s telecommunications regulator, the total number of active users of the internet in Nigeria increased by 3.29 million and hit approximately 132.01 million at the end of February this year.
The regulator showed that in the total number, the GSM operators had maintained their unchallenged domination of Nigeria’s market with over 131.65 million users on the networks of the mobile network operators (MNOs), including Airtel, MTN, 9Mobile and Globacom.
Other operators that provide internet services in Nigeria as shown on the NCC report apart from the GSM are Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and fixed network which had on their various networks as of the end of February, 353,780 and 9,866 subscribers respectively.
In terms of new users of the internet recorded in that month by GSM operators, Globacom led the pack by attracting 1.74 million new Internet users while MTN Nigeria welcomed 0.96 million subscribers on its network.
Airtel Nigeria trailed behind with an additional 0.67 million users joining its network in February while 9Mobile, on the other hand, lost 100,000 customers.
However, MTN remained in its leading position as the operator with the highest number of internet users overall at 56.49 million, followed by Airtel which boasts 36.17 million users while Globacom and 9Mobile have 30.95 million and 7.94 million internet subscribers respectively.
Source Broadcast Media Africa