Nigeria’s total active number of telephony subscribers has decreased to 204,601million in December compared to 207,907million in November.

This means a slight decrease in 3,306million subscribers. Teledensity also had a slight fall to 107.18% in the month under review when compared to 108.92% in November 2020.

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) latest monthly industry report indicates a slight fall in market share among the major licensed GSM operators with 204,228,678 subscribers in the month under review.

Operators such as (fixed-wired) and VoIP both slide to 107,031 and 265,604 respectively. 



Market share by GSM operators

MTN continues to sustain its dominance 39.55% which translates to 80,764,128 subscribers, Airtel trail by 27.25% with 55,642,209 subscribers, indigenous mobile operator Globacom clinch the third spot having 26.85% and 54,840,192 subscribers, while 9mobile network sits at the bottom chat with 6.36% with a total subscriber of 12,982,149.  

Broadband Penetration

The NCC statistic shows that Broadband Penetration had a slight reduction to 45.2% when compared to 45.07% of the previous month, this trajectory brings the total number of broadband subscriptions to 85,941,222. 

Active Subscribers for Data (Internet) Services

With the total number of internet users dropping to 153,873,786; MTN still maintains the highest number of internet users with 65,359,306, however, the operator had a shortfall of 408,444 internet user from it services, Airtel network, followed with

41,287,733, while it lost a total of 236,306 subscribers in December. 

Globacom, third on the table was the only gainer of new internet subscribers for December, the operator added 200,460 new subscribers and now has a total of 40,106,659 subscribers; 9mobile is still struggling to gain its ground among the top three operators, the network operator closes the month with 7,120,088, as it loses a total of 199,547 subscribers.

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