Nigeria’s Mobile Internet Subscription Drops By Over 500,000 Subscribers

Figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission have shown that Nigeria’s mobile internet subscribers decreased by 563,837 in December 2020.

The total number of Internet users dropped to153.87 million from 154.43 million in November 2020. The report also showed that broadband subscription fell by 0.12 per cent, from 86 million in November to 85.9 million in December. The NCC data, “MTN’s mobile Internet subscriber base reduced the most to 65.35 million in December from 65.76 million in November, losing 408,444 subscribers.

“Airtel, which had 41.52 million Internet subscribers in November, lost 236,306 subscribers, recording a total of 41.28 million users in December.

“9mobile’s Internet subscribers declined from 7.23 million in November to 7.12 million in December, losing 119,547 mobile Internet users in one month.

“Globacom had 39.90 million Internet subscribers in November but recorded 40.10 million users by the end of December, thereby gaining 200,460 new users.”

While the number of subscribers to Nigeria’s mobile telecommunications services also reduced to 204.22 million in December. The industry statistics showed that the telcos lost 3.3 million active subscribers in one month as the industry had recorded 207.53 million users in November. However, the nation’s teledensity lost 1.74 per cent, falling from 108.92 per cent to 107.18 per cent in December 2020.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Reporting on the data-driven economy, and investigations.

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