New NCC report again shows Glo is preferred data operator for new subscribers
The new report by the nation’s telecommunications industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), shows that the digital transformation leader, Globacom, has remained the preferred data operator in the industry.
The report, which is NCC’s assessment of the industry’s internet Subscriber Data for March 2019, indicated that Globacom added nearly one million new subscribers that month.
According to the data published on the website of NCC, Globacom recorded the highest number of internet subscribers for the month with 950,115 new internet users. Thus the service provider’s internet subscription in March moved to 28,436,386 from 27,486,271 in February.
The NCC data equally showed that MTN and Airtel also recorded gains in March, with Airtel adding 351,657 new internet users in the month under review and MTN recording an increase of 13,552 subscribers for the month.
9mobile, in contrast, continued to record losses in its internet subscriber base as it lost 166,542 users in March.
A general overview of the NCC data showed that internet users in Nigeria increased to 115,938,225 in March from 114,725,357 recorded in February. This indicates an increase of 1,212,868 new subscribers in one month. This means Globacom accounted for over 78% of the growth.
Industry watchers believe that the clear preference for Globacom by new internet subscribers could to be traceable to the network’s continued improvement in its data services.
Globacom, it would be recalled, has the widest 4G LTE footprint in the country, and the technology ensures more reliable and faster internet service. Globacom also has the most attractive data plans in the market, with packages that appeal to all classes of users.
on Monday this week, the company launched Glo Daily Data Splash 300 which offers subscribers the most affordable rate for a daily subscription in the country’s telecoms market. The new plan offers 1 Gigabyte of data for just N300, as against the closest package of N350 per 1GB offered in the market. It also addresses the concerns of subscribers who desire access to reliable internet service at a very convenient rate.