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Nigeria’s mobile internet subscribers grow 37% to 154.3 mln in 2022

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said the country’s mobile internet subscribers stood at a total of 154.28 million by December 2022, representing a 37 percent growth in eight years.

In its recent update of industry statistics published on its website, the commission said Mobile (GSM) accounted for 154.27 million of the total figure, with fixed wire and VoIP accounting for the remaining subscribers.

The total number of active mobile internet subscribers increased to 154.28 million at the end of December 2022, up from 97.03 million in December 2015.

This implies that the country’s mobile internet subscribers have increased by 57.24 million in the last eight years.

With the exception of 9mobile, all other mobile networks saw an increase in internet subscriptions during the period under review.

MTN Nigeria’s internet subscribers increased by 25.69 million between December 2021 and December 2022, rising from 39.92 million to 65.61 million.

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Airtel and Globacom subscribers increased by 24.33 million and 17.96 million, respectively.

9mobile, on the other hand, lost 10.75 million internet subscribers between December 2015 and December 2022, falling from 15.18 million in December 2015 to 4.43 million in December 2022.

According to NCC industry data, the telecoms industry’s contribution to GDP increased from 8.50 percent in 2015 to 12.85 percent in Q3 2022.

The country’s teledensity increased from 107.87 percent in December 2015 to 116.60 percent in December 2022, according to the report.

The number of fixed (landline) telephone connections per 100 people in a specific geographic area is calculated using a population estimate of 190 million.

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