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Nigeria: Internet Users Hits 91million- NCC

July 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West Africa

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission.


According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by May this year, Nigeria hit the 91 million mark in terms of internet users in the country.

The number, which has risen from 90,124,428 in April to 91,565,010 in May, was revealed in a report released by the telecommunications industry regulator in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data.

According to the NCC, internet users on both Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks increased during the period. The NCC report revealed that out of the 91,595,319 internet users in May, 91,565,010 were on GSM networks, while 30,309 users were on CDMA networks. Also, GSM service providers gained 1,440,582 internet customers after recording 91,565,010 users in May, as against 90,124,428 it recorded in April. On the other hand, CDMA operators had retained 30,309 internet subscribers in May as recorded in April.

The report also shows that MTN had 31,406,441 subscribers browsing the internet on its network in the month under review and also recorded an increase of 600,464 internet subscribers in May.

According to the NCC, Globacom had 27,402,484 customers surfing the net on its network in May, revealing an increase of 211,713 users from the 27,190,771 that surfed the internet on the network in April.

Airtel had 19,912,661 internet users in May, showing an increase of 504,811 customers from 19,407,850 recorded in April.

Etisalat, now 9Mobile, recorded 12,843,424 internet users in May, an increase of 123,594 users from the 12,719,830 users recorded in April.

CDMA operators, Multi-Links and Visafone had a total of 30,309 internet users on their networks in May.

 

Staff Writer

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