The latest report by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that Globacom was the only network that recorded an increase in subscriber base in third quarter of 2021.
In the monthly subscribers ’report for July, published on its website, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) indicated that Globacom moved from 50,130,540 in June to 51,137,799 at the end of July, thus growing its subscriber base by 1,007,259.
Similarly, MTN lost 447,460 subscribers as its figure fell from 73,571,192 in June to 73,123,732 in July. Likewise, Airtel’s subscriber base which stood at 50,665,723 in June fell to 50,301,237 in July, showing a loss of 364,486 customers. The fourth operator, 9mobile, neither gained nor lost as the figures for the two months remained unchanged at 12,908,092.
The NCC report indicates that Globacom was the only operator that added new data customers during the period. Its internet subscribers rose from 37,875,966 in June to 38,214,155 in July, a growth of 338,189 new data customers.
The statistics also showed that internet subscriptions across various technologies like Mobile GSM, Fixed Wired Network and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), dropped from 140.488 million in May to 140.175 million in June, with a further drop to 139.744 million in July 2021.
Globacom’s notable performance in the sector is believed to be a result of the continuous network upgrade and extension of 4G data coverage to more cities across the country. It also offers subscribers attractive products with unmatched value. These include the 22X offer, which gives subscribers 22 times the value of their recharge, the Berekete SIM which gives subscribers N600 airtime, 700 per cent bonus on every recharge and 100 per cent bonus on all data plans. Globacom also has the most competitive data plans in the market.
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