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900,000 new internet users in Nigeria hit networks in September—NCC data

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Latest report released and posted on the website of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Tuesday has shown that subscribers browsing the internet in Nigeria increased to 93 million in September from 92.1 million the previous month.

This means, about 900,000 new suffers jumped into the digital world within the period under review.

According to the monthly internet subscribers’ data on NCC’s website, the new figure reflected internet users on both the Global System for Mobile communications and the Code Division Multiple Access networks.

A breakdown showed that whereas 92.97 million out of the 93 million internet users in September were on GSM network, 30,309 users were on the CDMA network.

Overall standing by networks showed that MTN had 32.5 million subscribers, browsing its network in the month under review as against 32.1 million in August, indicating an increase of 359,409 internet subscribers.

Globacom has 26.942 million customers, surfing its network in September, revealing a decrease of 12,405 users from the 26.955 million that surfed the network in August.

Airtel had 21.76 million internet users in September, showing an increase of 600,400 customers from the 21.16 million recorded in August.

Finally,  9mobile had 11.71 million customers, who browsed in September, indicating a decrease of 131,640 users from the 11.84 million users in August.

For CDMA operators, Visafone had 30,305 customers surfing its internet in September while Multi-Links had only four internet users.

Both operators had a total of 30,309 users in September, the same figure recorded by the two operators in August.

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