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Telcos Gain 2.5M New Internet Users as Internet Subscriptions Hit 138.3M in April



As the public begin to recognize the importance of digital inclusion, internet subscriptions in Nigeria has increased to over 138.3million in the month of April.

The latest statistics obtained by Business Remarks from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) subscriber’s data puts internet subscriptions for the month April, 2020 at 138,342,770.

This shows an increase of 2,510,628 new internet users as against 135,832,142 recorded for the month of March, 2020.

Further analysis revealed Nigeria’s telecommunication industry has recorded an overall increase of 18,363,340 internet subscribers in one year when compared to 119,506,430 recorded over the same period (April) 2019.

For the period under review (April,2020), the data revealed that MTN, Glo, Airtel gained new internet subscribers amounting to 2,812,753 while 9mobile lose 302,125 internet users from their already existing internet subscribers.

Although the statistics shows 9mobile gained new mobile customers.

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According to the data, MTN gains 698,593 new internet users for the month under review, thereby increasing  its subscribers to 57,980,716 as against 57,282,123 recorded in March, 2020.

On its part, Globacom saw an increase of 2,072,369 new internet users, increasing  its subscribers to 35,943,825 as against 33,871,456 recorded in March, 2020.

Further breakdown showed that Airtel recorded 41,791 new internet subscribers, increasing its subscription to 36,869,468 for the month of April 2020 as against 36,827,677 subscribers in March 2020.

The data however revealed that 9mobile lose 302,125 of its internet users, putting  its subscribers at 7,459,943 as against 7,762,068 recorded for the month of March 2020.

Broadband penetration in Nigeria was places at 39.58% for the month if April 2020 as against 39.90% recorded for the month if March 2020.


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