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NCC: Nigeria’s mobile internet subscribers increased by 12.2m in one year

NCC: Nigeria’s mobile internet subscribers increased by 12.2m in one year
December 05
12:19 2022

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country’s internet subscribers rose to 152.71  million in October 2022.

The commission said this in a recent update of industry statistics posted on its website.

Of the total figure, mobile (GSM) accounted for 152.15 million subscribers — leaving fixed wire and VoIP for the remaining subscribers.

According to the data, the total number of active mobile internet subscribers increased to 152.15 million at the end of October 2022 —  from 139 million recorded in October 2021. 


By implication, this means that the country’s mobile internet subscribers increased by 12.17 million within the last one year.

In the period under review, analysis by TheCable Index showed that all mobile networks recorded an increase in internet subscriptions — except 9mobile.

MTN Nigeria’s internet subscribers increased by 6.41 million from 58.10 million in October 2021 to 64.51 million in October 2022.


Subscribers under Globacom and Airtel increased by 3.44 million and 3.23 million, respectively.

9mobile, on the other hand, lost 694,614 internet subscribers, dropping to 5.11 million for the period under review.


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