The number of internet subscribers in Nigeria have continued to increase substantially as the country embraces digital technologies.
Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 103.6 million in July, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
The NCC disclosed this on Wednesday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for July posted on its website.
According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during the month under review while 9mobile was the biggest loser.
The data also showed that overall internet users increased to 103,671,778 in July from 102,805,122 in June, showing an increase of 866,656.
The breakdown also revealed that Globacom gained the most with 574,821 new internet users, increasing its subscription in July to 27,146,075, up from 26,571,254 in June.
It further showed that 9mobile lost 218,086 internet users in July, decreasing its subscription to 10,367,260, as against June when it recorded 10,585,346.
NCC indicated that MTN also gained 134,171 new users in the month under review, increasing its subscription to 39,071,670, in July as against 38,937,473 in June
It said that Airtel gained 375,754 new internet users in July, totalling 27,086,773 as against 26,711,049 in June. (NAN)
Meanwhile, the NCC said active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria decreased to 161.4 million in July.
It said in its monthly subscriber’s operator data posted on its website on Wednesday that the active mobile lines at the end of July decreased to 161.42 million from the 162.30 million in June.
NCC said with 161.42 million lines recorded in July and 162.30 million in June, the lines decreased by 881,586. (NAN)
Also the Mobile Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) for active mobile lines in July was 125,444 as against 217,566 in June, a decrease of 92,122.
The report said the number of fixed wired/wireless for active mobile lines in July was 140,582 compared to June, which had 140,627 lines, indicating a decrease of 45 lines.
According to NCC, the number of Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) was 101,131 in July compared with 97,941 recorded in June, recording an increase of 3,190.
It also revealed that Teledensity reduced by 0.69 in July to 115.57 as against 116.26 in June.