Nigeria’s four GSM operators, MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile recorded a combined 2.3 million increase in subscriptions in September as the country’s active mobile subscription database stood at 209.6 million in August.
According to the latest industry data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the increase was driven by MTN, which recorded the highest gain of 1.6 million subscriptions in the month.
In the latest data, Nigeria’s total active subscriptions for telecommunications services across the mobile networks rose to 211.8 million in September.
With the growth recorded by the operators, the country’s teledensity, which measures the number of active telephone connections per 100 inhabitants living within an area, also jumped from 109.99 per cent in August to 111.50 per cent in September 2022.
The NCC’s statistics show that MTN, which is the largest operator by subscriber number, gained 1.6 million new subscriptions in September. This brought its total active customer database to 81.2 million from the 79.6 million it recorded in August.
Glo retained its second position as it added 524,387 new subscriptions in the month. The new activations on the network brought Glo’s total subscriptions to 59.3 million from the 58.8 million it recorded in August.
Airtel added 33,623 new subscriptions in the month under review to remain the third-largest operator in the country. The telco’s active customer database rose to 58.4 million at the end of September from 58.3 million in August.