Glo sustains lead in new internet subscribers
Globacom, Nigeria’s data grand-masters, has again led other operators to emerge the top position in the new internet subscribers’ acquisition segment in June 2016.
This is contained in the latest figures released by the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for June.
According to the figures, Globacom ended June with a total of 26,628,065 internet subscribers up from 26,355,391 in May.
This showed that the operator added a total of 272,674 new subscribers during the month.
The figure represents a remarkable improvement from the total number of subscribers gained between April and May. Globacom recorded 49,124 new subscribers in April.
Airtel is the closest rival to Globacom with 45,334 new internet subscribers, by recording a total of 17,325,423 susbscribers in June, up from 17,280,089 recorded in the previous month.
Conversely, Etisalat had a total of 15,253,513 internet subscribers at the end of June, down from the 15,598,024 in ternet subscribers the operator had in May, effectively losing a total of 254,511 internet subscribers in one month.
On its part, MTN Nigeria, recorded a total of 32,974, 177 in June, down from the 33,108,786 internet subscribers that the operator had in May. Consequently, MTN lost a total of 134,609 within a month.
A total of 318,008 new internet subscribers were gained in the industry and Globacom had 272,674 new subscribers.
Globacm was responsible for about 86 percent of the total internet subscriber acquisitions in the industry in June.
Observers believe that Globacom’s consistent rise in acquisition of new internet subscribers may be attributed to the recent introduction of innovative products and services by the firm.