Data reveals low internet use on GSM networks



The latest Internet Subscriber Data (ISD) released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reveals that internet users on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) declined from an earlier figure of 64, 079, 270 in January to 63,474,364 in February this year.

According to the data’s, the users that browsed the Internet through the GSM networks reduced by 604,906 within the period.
The data showed that Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Nigeria, occupying the first position on its table, had 32,809,357 users in February, as against 33,327,955 users in January, thus losing 518,598 users.
Accordingly, Globacom, occupying the second position, recorded 14,908,109 users that browsed the World Wide Web (WWW) through its network in January, while it recorded 15,109,791 users in February and lost 201,682 users.
Airtel Nigeria was placed third with 9,647, 217 users in February, as against 11,065,534 users in January, losing 1, 418,317 subscribers.

Etisalat, which was rated on the fourth position, offered internet services to 6,109,681 users in February, as against 6,364,573 users in January, losing 254,892 users.
Stakeholders have blamed the recent reduction on many subscribers move from GSM networks to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), considered to be the latest revolution in the telecommunications industry.

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