Glo, 9mobile lose internet subscribers as active mobile lines hit 160m

Data made available by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) show that Globacom and 9mobile lost 471,782 internet subscribers between March and April.

According to the monthly subscribers’ operator data posted on its website on Monday, the number of active mobile telephone lines increased by 11 million to stand 160 million.

Internet users increased to 101.2 million in April from the 100.6 million recorded in March.

The figures showed that the total number of mobile telephone lines in April stood at 160,081,051, compared to 148,854,338 in March.

However, the number of active mobile lines on code division multiple access (CDMA) was 217,566 users in April, same as March.

NCC said Airtel and MTN gained more internet subscribers during the month in review while Glo and 9mobile lost subscribers.

The breakdown showed that Airtel gained 366,254 new internet users increasing its subscription in April to 25.842 million from 25.476 million in March.

It said MTN gained 718,803 internet users in April amounting to 38.147 million as against 37.428 million recorded in March.

9mobile, it said, lost 150,285 internet users in April decreasing its subscription to 10.847 million as against 10.997 million recorded in March.

The data also showed in April that Globacom lost 321,497 internet users decreasing its subscription to 26.372 million from the 26.693 million recorded in March.