Globacom has emerged the 2nd highest GSM network provider with regards to subscriber-base in Nigeria. The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) made this known in the recent release of the figures of subscriber-base on the four major GSM network providers in the country.
The 2nd quarter figure showed that Glo has now taken over the 2nd spot that was formerly occupied by Airtel with a subscriber base of about 27.3 million against the last February record of about 24.4million subscribers, signifying a growth of about 21% Nigerian telecom market with about 2.8million added subscribers within four month.
Though MTN recorded some losses of about 666,986 subscribers but remained at the top position with about 57million subscribers.
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Airtel was the biggest loser in this latest report, having ceded their 2nd spot to Globacom and now occupy the 3rd spot with a drop from about 26million to 25million subscribers showing a loss of about 882,176 subscribers.
Etisalat on its part maintained its fourth position of the highest GSM network provider in the country, having recorded gains of about 1,270,888 subscribers which upped their subscriber base from 18,119,397 to 19,390,285.
The whole results clearly showed that Globacom and Etisalat were the gainers whereas MTN and Airtel recorded some losses.
Coming down to another very important data, pertaining to the four major GSM network providers mentioned above is the network provider with the highest internet subscription base.
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Based on that, the previous status quo remained the same with MTN leading the board, Globacom maintaining their second spot, followed by Airtel and finally Etisalat.
Then the above data that showed Glo as the top gainer can easily be attributed to massive system upgrade embarked upon by Glo and also the bouquet of new services offered to their subscribers might also have contributed to their recent increase.