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9mobile loses out as Nigeria’s internet subscribers hit 152m



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the country’s internet users has increased to 152.71 million in October 2022.

The commission announced this in its latest industry statistics posted on its website and obtained by Ripples Nigeria on Monday.

A breakdown from the report showed that Mobile (GSM) accounted for 152.15 million of the total, with fixed wire and VoIP accounting for the remainder.

Furthermore the total number of active mobile internet subscribers increased to 152.15 million at the end of October 2022 — from 139 million recorded in October 2021.

By implication, this means that the country’s mobile internet subscribers increased by 12.17 million within the last one year.

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The period under review, showed that all mobile networks recorded an increase in internet subscriptions — except 9mobile.

MTN Nigeria’s internet subscribers increased by 6.41 million from 58.10 million in October 2021 to 64.51 million in October 2022.

Subscribers under Globacom and Airtel increased by 3.44 million and 3.23 million, respectively.

9mobile, on the other hand, lost 694,614 internet subscribers, dropping to 5.11 million for the period under review.

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