Telecom MTN loses 714,000 internet subscribers in February

Out of the total loss of over 1.2b internet users in February, MTN recorded the highest share in the loss

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Data from the Nigeria Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) show that MTN lost 714,700 subscribers in February 2017.

According to the data, Nigeria’s telecommunications networks recorded a total loss of 1,275,573 internet users in February.

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Out of the total loss of subscribers, MTN recorded the highest amongst the other networks.

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The publication indicated that internet users on both Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks dropped from 91,304,755 in January to 90,029,182 in February.

It was also revealed that, out of the 90,029,182 internet users in February, 89,998,873 were on GSM networks, while 30,309 were on CDMA networks.

GSM service providers lost 1,275,573 internet customers as they recorded 89,998,873 users in February as against 91,274,446 they recorded in January.

However, the CDMA operators retained 30,309 internet subscribers in February as recorded in January.

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The NNC also says MTN had 30,300,705 subscribers browsing the internet on its network in the month under review.MTN recorded a drop of 714,700 internet subscribers in February after recording 31,015,405 in January.

The publication explains that, Globacom had 26,932,485 customers surfing the net on its network in February, showing a drop of 143,787 users from the 27,076,272 who surfed the internet on the network in January.

Airtel had 19,468,684 internet users in February, reducing by 149,801, and the number of customers in its January record of 19,618,485.

The data also showed that Etisalat had 13,296,999 customers who browsed the internet in February. It recorded a decrease of 267,285 users from the 13,564,284 users it recorded in January.

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The NCC data revealed that the CDMA operators, Multi-Links and Visafone, had a joint total of 30,309 internet users on their networks in February, maintaining their January record.

According to the data, Visafone had 30,305 customers surfing the internet in February, while Multi-Links had four.

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