The Nigerian telecoms regulator, NCC has revealed a rise in the number of internet users on the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) in January.

NCC stated this in its Monthly Internet Subscriber Data. According to data from NCC,  mobile internet subscribers rose from 76,324,632 in December 2014 to 81,892,840 in January 2015 – translating to 5,570,038 new users in January alone.


MTN leads the pack with 39,173,123 subscribers, followed by Globacom at 17,671,405 subscribers, Airtel stands at 14,969,924 and Etisalat has  a 10,078,388 subscriber share.

The NCC data also revealed that the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators (Multi-Links and Visafone) had a joint total of 153,798 internet users on their networks in January, down from 154,324 in Q4 2014.

Photo Credits: Steve Rhode via Compfight cc, NCC

Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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