Nigeria’s internet users hit 111.6m

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Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 111.6 million in December 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC’s) Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December posted on its website showed yesterday.

It showed that overall internet users increased to 111,632,516 in December 2018 from the 108,457,051 recorded in November 2018, showing an increase of 3,175,465 new subscribers.

The data showed that Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during the month under review, while 9mobile was the big loser.

The breakdown revealed that MTN gained more with 2,221,153 new internet users, increasing its subscription to 43,899,957 as against 41,678,804 in November 2018.

Airtel was second, gaining 799,538 new users in the month under review, increasing its subscription to 29,757,791 as against 28,958,253 in November 2018.

Globacom was third gainer with 293,667 new users, increasing its subscription to 28,054,948 from 27,761,281 recorded the previous month.

The NCC data showed that 9mobile the big loser lost 1, 388, 93 internet users in December 2018 with 9,919,820 as against 10,058,713 recorded in November.

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