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Nigeria: Mobile internet users rise to 97.2 mln

November 6, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

Telecom TowerThe number of mobile internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks had reached 97.21 million on 30 September, up from the 95.37 million recorded in August. This is according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

According to the NCC, both the GSM and CDMA networks increased by 1.84 million in September 2015.

The NCC also revealed that 97.06 million mobile internet users were on GSM networks and the other 151,816 users on CDMA networks. However, CDMA operators had lost 367 internet users from the 152,183 recorded August 2015.

The NCC said MTN has 41.84 million subscribers browsing the internet on its network, the highest among the telecom operators. MTN recorded an increase of 423,448 internet subscribers in September after recording 41.41 million in August. Globacom had 21.89 million subscribers surfing the net on its network in September. About 20.77 million surfed the internet on the network in August.

Airtel Nigeria had 17.73 million internet users in September, against 17.49 million customers in August. Internet users on the Airtel network increased by 235,941 in September this year. Etisalat Nigeria had 15.59 million customers browsing the web in September, against the 15.54 million users in August 2015.

CDMA operators Multi-Links and Visafone had a joint total of 151,816 internet users on their networks in September. Visafone has a decrease of 393 customers surfing the internet in September, with a total of 151,530 internet users, compared with 151,923 users in August.

Staff Writer

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