The number of internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks has hit 97.21 million, up from the 95.37 million recorded in August, according to figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The telecoms regulatory body made the disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscriber Data for September, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
The data revealed that internet users on both Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks, increased by 1.84 million in September.
The data showed that of the 97.21 million internet users in September, 97.06 million were on GSM networks, while 151,816 users were on CDMA networks.
However, the CDMA operators lost 367 internet users, after recording 151,816 in September, against 152,183 in August.
According to the data, MTN has 41.84 million subscribers browsing the internet on its network, Globacom has 21.89 million subscribers surfing the net on its network in September. 20. 77 million surfed the internet on the network in August and Airtel had 17.73 million internet users in September as against 17.49 million customers recorded in August. Etisalat had 15.59 million customers who browsed the internet in September, against the 15.54 million users in August.