Nigeria's internet users hit 91 million users, MTN top internet providers

The Nigerian Communications
Commission says in the country internet
users increased from 90,124,428 in
April to 91,565,010 in May, an increase
of 1,440,582.

The telecommunications industry
regulator made the disclosure in its
Monthly Internet Subscribers Data
obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

The data indicates that internet users on
both Global System for Mobile (GSM)
communications and Code Division
Multiple Access (CDMA) networks
increased from 90,154,737 in April to
91,565,319 in May.

It said that out of the 91,595,319
internet users in May, 91,565,010 were
on GSM networks, while 30,309 users
were on CDMA networks.

Also, the GSM service providers gained
1,440,582 internet customers after
recording 91,565,010 users in May, as
against 90,124,428 it recorded in April.

The CDMA operators had retained
30,309 internet subscribers in May as
recorded in April.

The data also shows that MTN had
31,406,441 subscribers browsing the
internet on its network in the month
under review and also recorded an
increase of 600,464 internet subscribers
in May after recording 30,805,977 in
April.

According to the NCC, Globacom has
27,402,484 customers surfing the net on
its network in May, revealing an
increase of 211,713 users from the
27,190,771 that surfed the internet on
the network in April.

Airtel had 19,912,661 internet users in
May, showing an increase of 504,811
customers from 19,407,850 recorded in
April.
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