Glo beat other operators to top position in new internet subscribers acquisition in June

LEADING telecommunications company, Globacom, has again beaten other operators to the top position in the area of acquisition of new internet subscribers in the month of June.

This emerged from the latest figures released by the industry regulator for the month of June.

According to the figures, Globacom closed the month of June with a total of 26,628,065 internet subscribers up from 26,355,391 in May. This showed that the operator added a total of 272,674 new subscribers during the month.

The figure represents a quantum leap from the total number of subscribers gained between April and May. Glo recorded 49,124 new subscribers in April.

The closest operator to Globacom is Airtel, which recorded a total of 17,325,423 subscribers in June, up from 17,280,089 in May. In essence, Airtel added 45,334 new internet subscribers.

On the other hand, Etisalat had a total of 15,253,513 internet subscribers at the end of June, down from the 15,508,024 internet subscribers the operator had in May, effectively lost a total of 254,511 internet subscribers in one month.

MTN Nigeria on its part recorded a total of 32,974,177 in June, down from the 33,108,786 internet subscribers that the operator had in May. Consequently, MTN lost a total of 134,609 within a month.

In all, the industry gained a total of 318, 008 new internet subscribers, out of which Globacom alone had 272,674 new internet subscribers.

In essence, Globacom is responsible for about 86 percent of the total internet subscriber acquisitions in the industry in the month of June.