MTN retained its top spot, as a telecom service provider, with the largest market share in Nigeria, while the country hits 147 million active internet subscribers, in the month of July 2020.
Industry statistics from the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) showed 99.7% of active internet subscribers in the month of July 2020, use mobile, (GSM), technology, which also increased by 2.3% from the figures released in for the month of June 2020.
Market Share by Operators
According to NCC reports, MTN retained the top spot, with 80,350,564, representing 40.39% subscribers, followed by Airtel with 53,705,705 representing 26.99% subscribers, Globacom came a close third, with 52,741,762, representing 26.51% and 9mobile coming fourth, with 12,163,330 subscribers, representing 6.11%, all in the month of July, 2020.
The total from these four licensed service providers has seen the number of subscribers in Nigeria for the month of July 2020, to hit 198,961,361,1.5% from June 2020.
In July 2020, MTN’s active internet subscribers, hit 62,290,987, representing 42.45%, Airtel coming second, with 39,054,191, representing 26.61%, followed closely, by GLO, with 38,256,324, representing 26.01%, while 9mobile had 7,137,687, representing 4.86%.
The report, also, indicated that, from June to July 2020, Airtel gained more internet subscribers, with 3.81% increase, compared to MTN gaining 2.71%, GLO gaining 0.75% and 9mobile, gaining 0.61%.
There has been a steady increase, in broadband penetration, from January to July, 2020.
In July Nigeria recorded 80,215,614 or, 42.02% compared to 78,695, 408, or 42.23%, it gained in June 2020.
In July, Airtel recorded the most incoming numbers of subscribers, 10,078, from other networks, to its own. 9mobile added 6,242, MTN got 2,840, while Globacom added 308.
For outgoing number of subscribers porting, Globacom recorded 6,283 leaving its network, followed by Airtel, where 5,167 left, MTN had 4,476 leaving its network, while 9mobile had the lowest number of 3,082 leaving its network.
Globacom had the highest rate of porting out of its network.
Contribution of Telecom to GDP
On the contribution of the telecom industry to the GDP of Nigeria at the end of quarter 2 in June 2020 stood at an impressive 14.3% as against 10.88% at the end of quarter 1 in March 2020.
There was an improvement from the first and second quarters of 2019 to 2020. 0.77% increase from Q1 of 2019 to 2020, while a 2.91% from Q2 of 2019 to Q2 of 2020.
The NCC regularly conducts studies and surveys and produces reports on the telecommunications industry.