Nigerian telecoms firms increase internet subscriber base by 1.8 mln in Sept
By GFDNews Correspondent
Nigerian telecoms industry increased its Internet subscriber base by 1.8 million to 151.5 million by the end of September 2020, a report by the regulator has stated.
The latest subscription statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the nation’s telephone density rose 0.9 percent to 107.5 percent in September from 106.6 percent in August.
Globacom led with the highest number of Internet subscribers in September with 638,230 additional customers to 39.1 million in September from 38.5 million in August.
Airtel Nigeria recorded 519,257 new subscribers to rise to 40.3 million in September from 39.8 million in August.
The local unit of South Africa’s MTN gained 462,484 new subscribers in the month to 64.4 million Internet users from 63.9 million in the previous month.
Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service (EMTS), trading as 9Mobile, recorded 104,473 new subscribers to increase to 7.274 million in September from 7.17 million in August.
Further analysis showed that the entire networks, the quartet of MTN, 9mobile, Airtel and Globacom, added 1.72 million new subscribers in September.
MTN, however, remains the largest operator in the country with 82.6 million users, and 40.3 percent penetration while Airtel is still the second-biggest operator with 26.9 percent reach and 55.3 million customers.
Globacom came third with 54.5 million users and 26. 5 percent penetration while 9Mobile is fourth with 6.21 percent reach and 12.7 million customers.