Nigeria has recorded a total of 205,252,058 active voice subscriber and 151,512,122 active internet subscriber of all network in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), putting a smile on network providers face as they made alot of gain.
As highlighted from the Telecoms Data Active Voice and Internet Per State, Porting and Tariff Information Q3 2020, a report from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), MTN had the highest share of subscriptions closely followed by GLO , AIRTEL, and others respectively.
Accordingly to the report, 64,350,827 persons were active internet subscribers of MTN in Q3 2020, as against 60,603,599 in Q2 2020 and 51,675,658 in Q3 2019, representing 6.18% QoQ and 24.53% YoY.
Similar, 39,125,895 persons were active internet subscribers of Glo network in Q3 2020, as against 37,971,313 in Q2 2020 and 29,366,479 in Q3 2019, representing 3.04% QoQ and 33.23% YoY.
Also, 40,311,910 persons were active internet subscribers of Airtel network in Q3 2020, as against 37,566,756 in Q2 2020 and 33,198,004 in Q3 2019, representing 7.31% QoQ and 21.43% YoY.
However, 9 Mobile experienced a down turn on its YoY, recording 7,274,781 active internet subscribers in Q3 2020, as against 7,094,421 in Q2 2020 and 84,689,40 in Q3 2019, representing 2.54% QoQ and -14.10%YoY.
Following 9 Mobile, other network providers asides the ones mentioned above also experienced a down turn on its YoY, recording 448,709 active internet subscribers in Q3 2020, as against 400,727 in Q2 2020 and 453,946 in Q3 2019, representing 11.97% QoQ and -1.15%YoY.
The increase was brought about by the lockdown caused by the pandemic in Q2 and Q3, which prevented physical meetings and forcing most conversations to be done via calls and Virtual means.