Globacom and 9mobile are Loses 101. 2 million, Subscribers
Here are reasons why Nigerian Internet Service Providers Globacom and 9mobile Lost 101. 2 million Subscribers
Information revealed by Network regulators of Nigeria, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the mobile internet users recorded an increase of 613,275 subscribers to 101.2 million in April from 100.6 million recorded in March.
ISP Gainers and Losers 2018
– Airtel gained 366,254 new internet users increasing its subscription in April to 25.842 million from 25.476 million in March
– MTN gained 718,803 internet users in April amounting to 38.147m as against 37. 428 million recorded in March.
– 9mobile lost 150,285 internet users in April decreasing its subscription to 10.847 million as against 10.997 million recorded in March.
– Globacom lost 321,497 internet users decreasing its subscription to 26.372 million from the 26.693 million recorded in March.
NCC further made it known according to an update made on Monday, June 4, 2018, in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for April 2018.
From the statistics of Mobile Data users recorded by the commission, Internet Service providers like Airtel and MTN recorded a higher number of Mobile users and Network subscribers within that period of time record. But unfortunately, the two indigenously operated Mobile phone Service providers Glo and 9mobile were the big losers.
The NCC’S findings showed that the total number of mobile telephone lines in April 2018 stood at 160 million, compared to 148 million in March.
Also the number of active mobile lines on code division multiple access (CDMA) was 217,566 users in April, same as March.
Well whatever will be the case, these Nigerian breed service providers should wake up to providing good network, and affordable Internet Services.
According to wearesocial.com, curently, the global digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that there are now more than 4 billion people around the world using the internet.
Well over half of the world’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion new users came online for the first time in 2017. Africa has seen the fastest growth rates, with the number of internet users across the continent increasing by more than 20 percent year-on-year.
Internet Data consumption facts 2018
You’ll find the key insights from this year’s reports in our more detailed analysis below, but here are the essential headlines for digital in 2018:
The number of internet users in 2018 is 4.021 billion, up 7 percent year-on-year
The number of social media users in 2018 is 3.196 billion, up 13 percent year-on-year
The number of mobile phone users in 2018 is 5.135 billion, up 4 percent year-on-year