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Globacom highest gainers in July subscriber base report, MTN loses 999,891

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Latest data from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on subscriber base movement has shown that national carrier and grand masters of data, Globacom amassed new internet subscribers with 214,646 subscriptions to hit 40.32 million, while Airtel gained 149,880 to record 40.04 million subscriptions in the month.
An analysis of the data indicated that MTN, which is the largest operator by number of subscribers, lost 999,891 users, amounting to 65.5 million subscriptions in July. 9Mobile shed 246,221 to record 15.6 million subscriptions in the month.
On subscriber base proper, Business Hilights gathered that after suffering a decline in June, activities in July showed that volume of Internet users on mobile devices rebounded to 103.67 million in July as against 102.81 million recorded in June.
Globacom led gainers with 574,821 new Internet users, increasing its subscription in July to 27.15 million from 26.57 million in June just as embattled 9mobile lost 218,086 Internet users in July, decreasing its subscription to 10.37 million as against June when it recorded 10.59 million.
Whereas Airtel rose with 375,724 new Internet users in July, amounting to 27.09 million users as against 26.71 million users in June, MTN also gained 134,197 new users in July as the figure recorded was 39.07 million as against 38.94 million in June.
Spectranet led gainers as Code-division multiple access (CDMA) network grossed Internet users to about 66,210 in July, as against 30,309 users in June.

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