MTN overrides others as internet subscribers hit 98.3m in December – NCC

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Whereas latest statistics on Nigeria’s internet uptake has shown that users increased marginally to 98.3million in December 2017, the figures revealed that MTN Nigeria grossed network users with 2,642.666, new internet users, thus increasing its subscription in December to 36,069,597, from 33,426,931 in November.

This was given in the statistics at the commission website showing Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December 2017.

The data also showed that not only MTN gained more internet users as both Airtel and Glo grew on their internet subscribers during the month in review while 9mobile lost 68,341 internet users in December thereby, decreasing its subscription to 11,338.839 as against November when it recorded 11,407,180.

In general, Nigeria grew in internet usage by 98,391,456 in December from 94, 818,553 in November which indicates a total rise by 3, 572,903 new uptakes.

Just as Globacom recorded 87,538 new users in December to gross at 26,997,817 as against 26,910,279 in November, Airtel followed MTN with 911,040 new internet users in December amounting to 23,985.203 users as against 23,074,163 users in November.

It was not clear why Goblacom, upon being the cheapest in data market segment did not become the highest gainer in internet subscriber base within the period under review.

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