After gaining more than 2.7 million subscribers in the month of June, MTN now has 40.17% of telephone subscribers in Nigeria.
According to the industry statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN with 78.78 million subscribers continues its dominance, extending the gap with Globacom and Airtel which have 52.57 million (26.82%) and 52.46 million (26.76%) subscribers respectively.
The total number of GSM subscribers in the country rose to 196.03 million, indicating an increase of about 4.1 million subscribers in June alone.
9mobile emerged the sole losers of the operators. The telecom operator lost 114,004 in the last month to stand at a total of 12.11 million users. Visafone subscribers remained unchanged from 137,086 subscribers recorded in February and March.
Over 143.32 million Internet Subscribers
NCC pegged the total amount of internet subscribers in the country at 143.32 in June. This is about 2.56 million increase from the number of subscribers recorded in May.
Market leader, MTN is the highest internet gainer, amassing about 2.56 million new internet subscribers to bring its total to 60.60 million. Globacom follows with a gain of about 734,774 internet subscribers while Airtel added just 248,784 subscribers.
Similar to the previous month, 9mobile lost 160,927 internet subscribers in April. This brings its total internet subscribers down to 7.09 million.
Over 23,000 porters
9mobile retained its crown as the most favourable network for porters as 10,964 users joined the network from other operators. Airtel follows with about 9,142 incoming subscribers while MTN added 2,667. Globacom had the lowest gain with just 286.
On the outgoing end, Airtel led the chart of outgoing subscribers as 8,891 subscribers ported from the mobile operator. Globacom follows with 7,234 subscribers lost while MTN also lost 3,842 subscribers. 9mobile was the least with just 2,858 subscribers lost.
Broadband Penetration Hits 41.27%
Broadband penetration in the country rose to 41.27% in April, gaining 1.13% in a month. The number of 3G and 4G subscribers also rose from 76,618,992 to 78,784,226 in June.
In summary, the report shows an all-round increase in subscribers in the month of June. It also shows growing broadband penetration, recording an increase of more than 1% for the first time in months.
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