Nigeria’s telecoms firms’ subscriber base rises to 203 mln in Aug~NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission said the country’s mobile phone subscribers rose to 203.16 million in August from 198.96 million in July.
The regulatory latest data showed that MTN Nigeria and Airtel are the biggest beneficiaries of the increase in the usage of mobile telephony in the country in August.
MTN Nigeria subscribers rose in August by 2.73 million while Airtel gained additional 1.06 million new phone users in August.
The indigenous telecoms firm, Globacom gained additional 192,327 new GSM customers in August while 9Mobile added 214,282 new users to its network.
Collectively, all the telecoms firms in the country gained additional 4.2 million new mobile phone subscribers during the period under review.
The NCC data showed that 9mobile’s mobile phone subscribers increased from 12.16 million in July to 12.38 million in August, adding 214,282 mobile phone users to its network.
Also, the report showed that MTN added 1.6 million new Internet users to its network in August to reach 63.89 million from 62.29 million in July.
Airtel also came second in terms of Internet customers as it added 738,462 new subscriptions, which brought its customer base to 39.8 million in August from 39.05 million in July.
Globacom added 231,341 new Internet subscriptions in the month under review, which brought the telco’s total Internet customers to 38.49 million from 38.26 million in July.
9mobile maintained the fourth position as it gained 32,621 new Internet users in August to record a total of 7.17 million, up from 7.14 million in July.