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Glo gains over 400,000 new customers despite decline in total GSM subscribers

Glo gains over 400,000 new customers despite decline in total GSM subscribers
April 22
14:39 2019

Globacom (Glo) has recorded the highest number of subscribers for the month of February, data by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown.


In it’s monthly subscriber/operator data report for February, the regulatory body revealed that Glo added 400,879 new subscribers to it’s network for the month under review.

The increase for Glo comes despite a reduction in active subscribers on all the telecommunications networks from 174,012,136 in January to 173,670,035 in February.

According to the data, 173,276,528 of the 173,670,035 active numbers subscribed to the four Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services.


Among the other GSM network operators, 9mobile also recorded an increase of 345,264 new customers, while Airtel gained 4,559 new users.

MTN, however, lost 1,099,480 of its subscribers within the one month review period.

A breakdown of the figures showed that Glo had 1,028,985 more subscribers than Airtel in February with 46,004,517 users compared to Airtel’s 44,975,532.


Glo led 9mobile by 29,218,321 subscribers in January, widening the gap further to 29,273,936 in February.

Glo’s customer base grew by 0.87% in February from 45,603,638 subscribers in January, while that of Airtel grew by 0.01% in the same month.

For 9mobile, its subscriber base grew by 2.1% in February to close at 16,730,581 after adding 345,264 subscribers to the 16,385,317 it had in January.

Reacting to the NCC report, a spokesperson for Glo said in a statement that its “steady subscriber growth” was a result of its “commitment to continuous improvement in  infrastructure and service delivery.


“This led to better network experience for customers,” the statement added.


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