Nigeria’s Internet Users Reduce By 81,415 – NCC

The Nigerian Communications
Commission on Thursday said
that internet users on Nigeria’s
telecommunications networks
have reduced to 92,281,921, as
at June 2016. The commission made this
known in its monthly Internet
Subscriber Data.
A breakdown of the data
showed that internet users on
both the Global System for Mobile Communications, and the
Code Division Multiple Access
networks reduced by 81,415.
It further said that 92,363,336
subscribers surfed the internet in
May, but that only 92,281,921 did in June.
The data showed that out of the
92,281,921 internet users in
June, 92,181,178 were on the
GSM networks, while 100,743
users were on the CDMA. Of the 92,181,178 internet users
on the GSM networks in the
month under review, the
document showed that MTN
Nigeria had 32,974,177
customers browsing on its network.
It stated that MTN suffered a
decrease of 134,609 internet
subscribers in June, after it
recorded 33,108,786 users in
the month of May. According to the report,
Globacom had 26,628,065
customers surfing the net in
June, showing an increase of
272,674 from its May’s record of
26,355,391. It also said that Airtel Nigeria
network recorded a rise of users
with 17,325,423 internet users
in the month of June, as against
17,280,089 customers in May.
The records, therefore, showed that Airtel Nigeria network users
increased by 45,334 in the
month of June.
The data also showed that
Etisalat had 15,253,513 internet
users in June, as against the 15,508,024 in May, recording a
decrease of 254,511 users in the
month under review.
It also revealed that the CDMA
operators (Multi-Links and
Visafone), had a joint total of 100,743 internet users on their
networks in June.
It showed that the only
surviving two CDMA networks in
the country listed a decrease of
10,303 internet subscribers in the month under review, from
the 111,046 users they recorded
in May.
Visafone had 100,739
customers surfing the internet in
June, showing a reduction of 10,303 users from its May record
of 111,042.
Multi-Links had 4 internet users
in the month of June, same as in
May 2016.
The document stressed the need for more Nigerians to embrace
the internet, to speed up the
country’s progress towards
achieving 30 per cent
broadband penetration by
2018. NAN