The total number of Nigerians connected to the internet across mobile, fixed wired, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) rose significantly in May to hit 141.2 million. Mobile subscriptions hit 192m. According to the latest industry statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecommunications operators added 2.4 million new internet customers in the month. While the data subscriptions had been on a steady increase in the last one year as the telcos aggressively push for the deployment of 4G infrastructure, the current COVID-19 crisis has forced many Nigerians to depend heavily on the internet for several needs.
Hence, the mobile internet subscription figure is anticipated to skyrocket in the coming months. According to the NCC’s data, the mobile networks, MTN, Globacom, Airtel, and 9mobile remain the preferred choice of connectivity by many Nigerians as the mobile network operators accounted for 99.7 percent of the internet subscriptions.
While mobile internet subscriptions as of May stood at 140.8 million, subscriptions over fixed wired and VoIP stood at 396,504. MTN Nigeria, which is the largest network operator by subscriber number, added 882,458 new internet customers in the month…
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