Around 87 Million Nigerians now use the Internet – NCC
According to new report from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), around 87 million Nigerians now use the Internet on different telecoms networks in the country.
The latest Internet subscriber report for the month of April from the regulatory agency showed an increase of roughly 1.6 million Internet users on both GSM and CDMA networks in April. This figure adds up to the 85.4 million users reported for the month of March.
Around 87 Million Nigerians now use the Internet
The total figure of Internet Subscribers in Nigeria now stands at 87 million (87,055,484) out of which about 86.9 million subscribers were on GSM networks and the rest 150,779 subscribers on CDMA networks.
Out of the total 87 million Internet subscribers in Nigeria on GSM networks – MTN has around 39.5 million users, Glo with 19.6 million, Airtel next with 17.2 million and Etisalat with 10.4 million users. The trio of Glo, Airtel and Etisalat gained more customers – 1.7 million; 696, 518 and 231,661 subscribers while MTN was on the losing side with 384,487 less subscribers.
The only surviving CDMA networks in Nigeria are Multi-links and Visafone. Both providers now have a combined number of 150,779 Internet subscribers. This figure is 2088 users less than the 152,866 users in the month of March.
Visafone still holds the larger number of CDMA Internet subscribers with 150,252 users, this is 2063 users less compared to 152,315 users the company recorded in March. Multi-Links on its part lost 24 users to go from 527 users to 504 users.
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