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Glo Adds .3m Internet Subscribers in October

chike onwuegbuchi

Globacom added a total number of 297,623 to its internet subscribers base in one month, moving from 26,887,929 in September to 27,185,552 in October 2016.

Telecom industry statistics published on the website of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) showed that Globacom was the only network that recorded an increase in its internet subscriber base in the month of October, 2016.

On the contrary, MTN and Etisalat had their subscriber figures whittled down during the period, while Airtel did not record any increase in the period under review.

Globacom’s record has therefore reconfirmed its position as the number one company in Nigeria’s data market, thus living up to its sobriquet “Grandmasters of Data.”

The report further showed that the total number of internet users on the networks of the four major operators dropped from 93.5m in September to 93.1m in October, reducing by 378,015.

During the same period, MTN lost 306,480, moving from 32,771,259 internet subscribers on its network in September to 32,464,779 in October.

Also, Etisalat moved from15,062,650 internet subscribers in September to 14,693,492 in October, dropping 369,158 subscribers. Airtel, however, retained the same figure of 18,832,238 internet users for September and October.

The report also revealed that the CDMA operators lost 13,664 internet users, moving down from 51,973 recorded in September to 38,309 in October.

It will be recalled that Globacom became the first network to launch a nationwide rollout of the 4G LTE advanced network in October through which subscribers on its network have been enjoying instant efficient broadband internet connectivity across the country.