The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in its monthly Internet Subscribers Data made available on Thursday has said that Nigeria now has 92 million monthly Internet users.
NCC Mobile and Internet Statistics for August 2017
According to the commission, the overall figure showed an increase of 739,975 subscribers in August over the July figure of over 91 million subscribers.
The breakdown by NCC showed that Airtel was a big gainer with a new subscribers of 576, 856, increasing the number to 21, 165,124 Internet users in August as against 20,588,268 recorded in July.
MTN also had slight increase of 333,847 new internet subscribers, amounting to 31,863,373 in August as against 32, 197,220 in July.
However, Globacom had 26,955,276 customers surfing the net on its network in August, showing a decrease of 43,215 users from the 27,912,061 that surfed the internet on the network in July, it said.
The data showed that 9mobile also had a decrease of 213,943 customers to 11,842,298 subscribers in August down from 12,056,241 users recorded in July.
The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks operators such as Multi-Links and Visafone had a total of 30,309 internet users on their networks in August, maintaining the same record of July.
The total figure shows a decrease of more than 1.5 million when compared with the same period last year.
Recall that Internet users stood at 93,591,174 as at August 2016.
According to NCC, internet usage on the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks increased by 167,821 from the 93,423,355 Internet subscribers in July.
The August 2016 data showed that out of the 93,591,174 Internet users, 93,524,398 were on the GSM networks, while 66,776 used the CDMA.
The NCC monthly Internet Subscribers Data showed that MTN Nigeria had 32,771,259 customers browsing on its network, having suffered a decrease of 561,236 Internet subscribers in August, after it recorded 33,332,495 users in July.
According to the report, Globacom has 26,984,974 customers browsing on the Internet in August, showing an increase of 164,098 from its July’s record of 26,820,876.