In the month of February, 2016, Globacom added a total of 248,593 new internet subscribers to maintain its top position in the industry for the whole of one year. Globacom has remained tops in terms of new internet subscribers since the beginning of 2016, according to the monthly publication of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) web site.
The data released by the NCC for the month of February 2016 data released recently revealed that while its competition dropped in data subscriber numbers, Globacom grew its internet subscribers base to 25,684,837. The January subscriber figure was 25,436,244.
The other network that grew its base was Airtel which increased by 224,037 in February bringing its total subscriber figure for data users to 17,079,646 by the end of February. The January figure was 16,855,609.
Etisalat on its part dropped 52,251 internet subscribers in February, reducing from 15,283,903 in January to 15,231,652 by February ending.
MTN also lost 2,614,489 million internet subscribers in February. Its 38,218,859 million internet users in the month of January dropped to 35,604,370 in February 2016. MTN, also recorded a net loss of 1,059,160 data subscribers in the same period, as more data subscribers exited the company than those who joined it.
Generally, the entire sector lost the patronage of 2,194,110 internet subscribers, meaning that only 93.75 million subscribers were on-line in February dropping from 95.94 in January, 2016.
The data showed that of the 93.75 million internet users in February, 93.6 million were on GSM networks, while 150,125 users were on the CDMA.
CDMA operators had a total of 150,125 internet users on their networks in February. Visafone sustained its 149,953 customers online. While Multi-Links on its part had 172 internet users in February, losing 52 customers from the January total of 224 users.