MTN loses 667,245 internet subscribers in a month


The latest data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) shows that Nigeria’s telecommunication company, MTN, lost a record of 667,245 internet subscribers in just one month.

According to data obtained from the NCC, MTN’s total internet subscribers stood at 52.2 million in July 2019 while the number dropped to 51.6 million in August. It should, however, be noted that this is the second time MTN Nigeria would lose internet subscribers in about a year.

In an earlier report it was disclosed that MTN lost 178,103 internet subscribers in June as data concerns rise. However, Airtel has continued to grow its subscriber’s base.

Industry Internet Stats: The NCC report shows five major GSM internet subscribers in the country which include Airtel, 9mobile, Globacom, MTN and Visafone. As at the end of August 2019, the total internet subscribers dropped to 122.5 million, from 122.6 million internet subscribers. This means the total internet subscribers dropped by less than 100,000