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Airtel Dethrones Globacom As Nigeria’s Second Largest Network

Airtel Nigeria has overtaken Globacom as the second largest service provider in the country.

July subscriber data released by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), showed that Airtel gained 906,400 customers in July, to become second largest telecom provider behind MTN.

Airtel currently has 123,327 subscribers more than Globacom that has occupied the position for years.

The information from the NCC also revealed that Nigeria has 174, 668,626 active GSM in the country.

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MTN gained 1,379 new subscribers, with another 118,442 subscribers from Visafone, a CDMA network it acquired, in the month under review.

Globacom, now in third place, gained 118,087 new subscribers to have a total of 46,713,068 GSM users, while 9mobile was the only operator that lost subscribers.

9mobile, formerly Etisalat, lost 225,283 subscribers, dropping to 15,739,967 mobile users.

MTN retains the largest share of the market at 37.43 per cent, with Airtel at 26.81 per cent.

Globacom holds 26.74 per cent share of the market, while 9mobile got 9.01 per cent.


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