Nigerian internet users on GSM networks increase to 66 million

MTN still had the highest number of data users with 33.8 million.


The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Monday said internet users on the nation’s Global System for Mobile Communications, GSM, networks increased to 65, 813, 890 in the month of April.

According to the Internet Subscriber Data released by the NCC, the users that browsed the Internet through the GSM networks increased by 1,839,863 within the period.

The number of internet users on the networks was 63, 974, 027 in March.

The data showed that Mobile Telecommunications Network, MTN, Nigeria, occupied the first position and had 33,835,981 users in April, as against 33,940,628 users in March, thus losing 104,647

Globacom, occupying the second position with 13,221,754 users that browsed the World Wide Web, WWW, through its network in April, added 539,322 users to its record of 12,682,432 users in March.

Airtel Nigeria was placed third with 11,962,651 users in April, as against 10,847,187 users in March, hence, adding 1,115,464 Internet subscribers.

Etisalat, which was placed in the fourth position, offered Internet services to 6,793,504 customers in April, adding 289,724 more subscribers to the 6,503,780 users in March.

The increase in the number of Internet users shows that telecom subscribers were also embracing the evolution of data as the next revolution in the industry.

The increase in data usage showed that service providers were working to ensure the desire Internet/broadband penetration in the country.


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