Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, has again bested the gainer’s chart by amassing over 6 million new customers in one year.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which uncovered this on Friday showed that the total number of GSM subscribers increased by seven per cent year-on-year with 12,116,710 new subscribers, thereby moving to 185,742,016 in January, 2020, from 173,625,306 in January, 2019.
The commission’s report indicated further that Globacom earned the highest number of subscribers during the period, as it attracted 6.15 million new customers to its network making it to leap from 45,603,638 in January, 2019, to 51,755,561 in January, 2020.
As stated by the report, MTN is the nation’s largest mobile network operator with 38 per cent market share, while Globacom remains the country’s second largest operator with 27.86 per cent. Airtel retained the third spot with 26.92 per cent while 9mobile kept the fourth position with 7.08 per cent.
Airtel came next to Globacom with the expansion of 5.03 million new clients during the year under audit, bringing its subscriber base from 44,970,973 a year ago to 49,997,710. On its own part, MTN gained 4.03 million additional subscribers to arrive at a total 70,693,058 GSM customers on its network from its January, 2019, figure of 66,665,378.
The turn around was however the case for 9mobile, as it was the only network that lost subscribers during the year under review. From 16,385,317 in January 2019, it landed at 13,157,543 in January, 2020, having lost 3.23 clients.