The number of internet subscriptions in Nigeria has decreased to 159.49 million, the Nigeria telecom regulator has announced, Business Remarks can report.
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC disclosed in the statistics published on its website that for June 2023, the telecommunications industry internet subscriptions reduced by 99,625 or 0.06 percent within one month.
According to the commission, internet subscriptions in May 2023 were at 159.59 million, after showing an increase from 158.23 million registered for April 2023.
NCC, according to the statistics, revealed that internet subscriptions in the country have continued to witness continual growth since the beginning of the year 2023.
The newly updated stats for internet subscriptions in June 2023 also acknowledged that mobile subscribers account for the larger percentage of internet subscriptions in Nigeria.
Mobile internet subscriptions (GSM) accounted for 158.94 million subscribers for the period under review, while fixed wire and VoIP shared the remaining number of users.
MTN Nigeria’s internet subscribers decreased by 33,610 from 67.97 million in May 2023 to 67.93 million in June 2023.
Internet subscribers under 9mobile and Airtel were reduced by 135,748 and 142,914, respectively.
Globacom, on the other hand, gained 218,904 internet subscribers, increasing to 43.92 million in June 2023.
The NCC industry data also showed that broadband penetration declined from 48.28 per cent in May 2023 to 47.01 per cent in June 2023.