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Nigeria: GSM networks lost 1,275,573 internet users in February- NCC

  • Comments   -   Monday, 27 March 2017 - 17:45

(Ecofin Agency) - Telecommunications networks (GSM) in Nigeria lost a total of 1,275,573 internet users in February, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

NCC in its internet subscribers’ data for February disclosed that, over the period, MTN alone lost 714,700 internet users from 31,015,405 in January to 30,300,705 in February (as compared to 35, 604, 370 in February 2016), making it the biggest loser in that regard compared to the country’s other GSM operators. In this framework, MTN is followed by Etisalat (-267,285), Globacom (-143,787) and Airtel (-149,801).

With the decrease, Etisalat, Globacom and Airtel respectively had in February 2017, 13,296,999; 26,932,485 and 19,468,684 internet users (compared to 15, 231, 652; 25, 684, 837 and 17, 079, 646 respectively in February 2016).

On the other hand, CDMA operators, knowingly Multi-links and Visafone kept their January levels, knowingly, 30, 309 internet users.

Anita Fatunji

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