The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the number of internet users on the country’s telecom networks has increased to more than 93 million as at July.
The commission made this known in its monthly internet subscriber data.
The data revealed that internet users on both the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks increased to about 93,551,811 in July as against the 92,816,572 in June, with 93,403,147 of the 93,551,811 on GSM networks, while 148,664 users were on the CDMA.
Also, out of the 93,403,147 internet users on the GSM networks in the month under review, MTN Nigeria had 41,101,886 customers browsing the internet on its network, Globacom had 19,330,549, Airtel had 17,605,852 internet users, while Etisalat had 15,393,860.
According to the report, MTN had an increase of 616,216, Airtel Nigeria network increased by 7,226, while Etisalat recorded an increase of 108781 users.
The NCC also revealed that the CDMA operators (Multi-Links and Visafone), had a joint total of 148,664 internet users on their networks in July.
Visafone had an increase of 32,980 customers surfing the internet in July, rising to 148,461, compared to the 115,481 users in June.
Multi-Links had 203 internet users in July, adding 38 customers from the June record of 165 users.
NCC noted that the country was making progress towards achieving the aspired 30 per cent broadband penetration by 2018.