The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has released a report stating that the number of internet users in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks has dropped to 91,910,341 in December 2016.
The telecommunications industry regulator made the revelation in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for November, obtained yesterday in Lagos.
The data recorded that internet users on both Global System for Mobile communications, GSM and Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA, networks dropped by 536,346 in December as against 92,446,687 users recorded in November.
It indicated that out of the 91,910,341 internet users in December, 91,880,032 were on GSM networks, while 30,309 users were on CDMA networks.
Also, GSM service providers lost 536,346 internet customers after recording 91,880,032 users in December as against 92,416,378 in November.
The data said MTN had active 31,753,369 internet subscribers on its network in the month under review.
It said MTN recorded a drift of 264,410 internet subscribers in December after recording 32,017,779 in November.
It also said Globacom has 27,010,178 customers surfing the net in December, revealing a slide of 112,714 users, from the 27,122,892 that browsed the internet on the network in November.
Airtel recorded an increment of 219,845 internet users and thereby slating 19,363,545 in December as against that of November which was 19,143,700.