Internet subscription in Nigeria rises to 104m as MTN maintains lead

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The Nigeria internet data report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC revealed that Nigerian internet subscription data increased from 103,671,778 in July 2018 to 104,628,642 in August 2018.

The report which captured the growth trend from September 2017 to August 2018 indicates that the country recorded 1,056,864 increase in one month.

The report shows that MTN maintained its dominant position with 36.4million, followed by Airtel 27.5million, Globacom 27.4million and 9Mobile trail behind with 10.2million totaling 104million in the month of August 2018.

This is higher that 103.6million recorded in the previous month, when Airtel recorded 27..1million, Glo 27.2million, 9Mobile 10.4million, while MTN recorded same figure as in August.

According to the report, Airtel showed an increase of 421,477 from 27,508,240 in August compared to the figure it recorded in July; Glo also recorded 272,692 increase from 27.4million in August compared to July figure.

In a similar vein, 9Mobile showed 125,567 increase in the month from 10.3million recorded in August when compared with July figure, whereas MTN remained static in the month under review, maintaining the same figure of 39.46million in both months.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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