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Nigeria’s internet users rise by 14% in Q4 2018

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The number of Nigerians who are active on the internet increased year-on-year by 13.6 percent to 112.1 million in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018  compared to 98.7 million in Q4 2017, according to  the latest telecommunication report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),

Similarly, on a quarter-on-quarter basis it rose marginally by 5.3 percent from 106.5 million in Q3 2018.

Also the telecommunication report for Q3 and Q4 2018 reflected that a total of 172.8 million and 162 million subscribers were active on voice as against 162.5 million in Q2 2018 which represented 6.7 percent increase in subscriber’s base.

On the states level, Lagos has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q4 2018 and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

Similarly, Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per State in Q4 2018 and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

MTN had the highest share of voice subscription and followed by GLO AIRTEL, EMTS and Others respectively. Similarly, MTN has the highest share of internet subscription and followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and Others.

 

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