Nigeria

Data: Glo floors other network providers in subscribers’ growth

A recent report by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown that Globacom is now far above all the other mobile telecommunication companies in terms of subscribers’ patronage.

The report released by the end of May 2020 showed that Glo dwarfed other competitors, as it gained 8.302 million data subscribers.

Glo grew from 28.934 million in December 2019 to 37.236 million by the end of May 2020, while MTN gained 4.75 million data subscribers.

Airtel, which used to be the second-highest in subscribers growth after MTN, recorded 2.795 million, while 9mobile lost 812,827 subscribers within the same period.

There have been a new twist from January to May 2020 as Glo overtakes MTN and Airtel, who used to be the two Nigeria’s largest data sellers.

Glo, which is the third-largest came from behind to outrun the ‘big players’, as more subscribers ‘migrated’.

It means that while MTN attracted only 689,593 and 41,791 subscribers in March and April (Peak of the Coronavirus lockdown) respectively, Glo attracted new 2.072 million data subscribers within the same period.

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