Internet Users Hit 90 Million – NCC

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  • Internet Users Hit 90 Million – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Monday said that Internet users in the country stood at 90,003,101 at the end of March 2017.

The telecommunications industry regulator made the disclosure in its monthly Internet Subscribers Data report for March.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the data indicated that Internet users on Global System for Mobile communications and Code Division Multiple Access networks dropped from 90,029,182 in February to 90,003,101 in March.

The report showed that Internet users in Nigeria declined by 26,081 in the month under review.

It showed that out of the 90,003,101 Internet users in March, 89,972,792 were on the GSM networks, while 30,309 users were on the CDMA networks.

In addition, the GSM service providers lost 26,081 Internet customers after recording 89,972,792 users in March, as against 89,998,873 it recorded in February.

The CDMA operators had retained 30,309 internet subscribers in March as recorded in February 2017.

The data revealed that MTN had 30,519,351 subscribers browsing the Internet on its network in the month under review.

It said that MTN recorded an increase of 218,646 Internet subscribers in March, after recording 30,300,705 in February.

According to the data, Globacom has 27,021,200 customers surfing the net on its network in March, revealing an increase of 88,715 users, from the 26,932,485 that surfed the Internet on the network in February.

Airtel had 19,468 Internet users in February showing a reduction of 44,924 customers from 19,423,760 recorded in March.

The data also showed that Etisalat had 13,008,481 customers who browsed the Internet in March, revealing a decrease of 288,518 users from the 13,296,999 users recorded in February.

The NCC data revealed that the CDMA operators, Multi-Links and Visafone, had a joint 30,309 Internet users on their networks in March, maintaining the same record of February.

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