Glo adds one million Internet subscribers â€“ NCC
Nigeriaâ€™s national telecommunications carrier, Globacom, gained over a million new Internet users on its network in April 2015, even as the company retained its position as the second largest data service provider in the country.
A report on the website of Nigerian Communications Commission showed that Globacom had 19,690,526 subscribers surfing the net with its network in April, up from 18,617,607 users in March.
In essence, the operator gained 1,072,919 additional Internet users on its network during the period covered by the report. This increase translates into 67.58 per cent of total number of new Internet subscriber figure of 1,587,514 for the telecom networks for the month of April.
This was disclosed in the current Monthly Internet Subscriber Data by the regulator of the Information and Communications Technology industry, the NCC.
On the other hand, the NCC data showed that MTN lost 384,487 Internet subscribers in April, after it recorded 39,520,285 users, down from 39,904,772 in March 2015.
Airtel Nigeria, it said, had 17.2 million Internet users in April,
as against 16,603,147 customers recorded in March. The data showed that Internet users on the Airtel Nigeria network increased by 669,518 in April.
For Etisalat, 10.4 million of its customers browsed the Internet in April, against the 10,189,568 users in March, showing an increase of 231,661 in the new month.
Presenting an overview of the entire industry, the NCC said the number of subscribers browsing the Internet on Nigeriaâ€™s telecoms networks increased to 87,055,484 in April, up from 85,467,970 users in March.
The data showed that the increase of 1,587,514 Internet users during the period was on both the Global System for Mobile Communications and the Code Division Multiple Access networks in April.
The latest addition of more Internet subscribers to the Globacom network could be linked to the recent massive upgrade and modernisation of the operatorâ€™s network across the country. The network enhancements have increased the capacity of the network and significantly boosted service quality levels.
The operator also recently introduced a number of innovations, which give more value for money for the various services the operator provides. One of such was the recently concluded â€˜Overloadâ€™ promo, which gave subscribers 400 per cent bonus for data bundle subscription on renewal of N2000 and above.
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