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Nigeria’s internet subscribers hit over 151 million in three months – NBS

In its telecoms sector report, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday disclosed that internet subscribers in the country increased from 143.63 million in Q1 to 151.51 million subscribers in Q2 2020.

The bureau said it was a 4.59 percent increase in voice subscription quarter on quarter.

The report indicates that telecoms data for Q2 and Q3 2020 reflected that a total of 196,242,456 and 205,252,058 subscribers were active on voice as against 189,282,796 in Q1 2020, representing a 4.59% increase in voice subscriptions quarter on quarter.

According to NBS, “a total of 143,636,816 and 151,512,122 subscribers were active on the internet as against 136,203,231 in Q1 2020. This represented a 5.48% growth in internet subscriptions QoQ. Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q3 2020 and is closely followed by Kano and Ogun States respectively while Bayelsa and Ekiti States have the least number of subscribers.”

The report also shows that Lagos state recorded the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice and internet in the quarter under review with MTN having the highest share of subscriptions, closely followed by Kano and Ogun states respectively, while Bayelsa and the Ebonyi states had the least number of subscribers.

MTN had the highest share of subscriptions, closely followed by Glo Airtel and EMTS respectively.

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