The Nigerian Telecom grew in subscribers from 176,897,879 in August to 179,176,930 in September. This is a growth of 2,279,051 representing 1.288 percent. This is as published by the Nigerian Communication Commission on their Website Friday.
The update on the Telecom Industry statistics reveals that Glo has regained its second position in the hierarchy by volume of subscribers with a total of 49,211,474 in September growing from 47,265,628 subscribers in August. Glo gained a total of 1,945,846 subscribers within the period. This is a huge leap to regain its position having been overtaken by Airtel in August which had 47,921,891 subscribers to stay in the second position ahead of Glo which had 47,265,628 subscribers. With Airtel adding 987,787, the company slipped back to the third position with total of 48,909,678 subscribers now closely following Glo.
MTN continue to maintain the lead with a total of 65,328,104 subscribers, while 9mobile trail behind in the fourth position with 15,334,096 subscribers.
On the general analysis, the telecom industry has seen a marginal growth in the GSM subscription from 173,749,601 in June to 178,902,194 in September. This is a growth of 5,152,593 representing 2.88 percent. The chunk of this subscribers is concentrated in Lagos, Ogun and Kano. Other States like Ebonyi and Bayelsa till has large prospective subscribers outside the network. This is according to the Bureau of Statistics Report released in last quarter.