According to statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission on the subscribers under the GSM category, active mobile voice subscriptions on the MTN, 9mobile, Airtel and Globacom networks rose from 185,742,016 in January to 196,039,869 in June 2020.
Between January to June, Airtel started the year with 49.99 million active subscribers and by June it had 52.46 million subscribers on its network meaning it gained 2.46 million new subscribers.
While Globacom started the year with 51.76 million subscribers and by June it had 52.57 million subscribers on its network meaning it gained 818,346 new subscribers between the same January to June.
Also, MTN started the year in January with 70.69 million active subscribers and by June it had 78.75 million subscribers on its network meaning it gained 8.06 million new subscribers in the six months, between January to June.
Only 9mobile lost subscribers to the tune of 1.05 million within the six months.It started the year with 13.16 million active subscribers and by June this year it had dropped to 12.11 million.
The NCC report indicated that the telecom industry gained a total of 14.96 million new users in six months, from January to June.
By the end of June, the industry statistics showed that the telcos’ Internet users had reached 143.32 million from 128.37 million subscribers in January.