Global System for Mobile communications, GSM debuted in the country a decade and half ago, it has brought rapid developments in communications, business and social life
So amazing how the appreciation of internet, particularly in most emerging markets of the world today is basically through the GSM technology.
At the weekend, the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, says the number of internet users on the GSM networks increased from 76,322, 802 in 2014 to 81,892,840 by January 2015. The figures are contained in the NCC Monthly Internet Subscriber Data. The data records an increase of 5,570,038 internet users on the networks in January.
It showed that from the 81,892,840 internet users recorded in January, MTN Nigeria was on top of the table with 39,173,123 customers browsing the internet on its network. It stated that MTN had an increase of 556,386 internet subscribers in January, after it recorded 38,616,737 users in the month of December 2014. The data also showed that Globacom came second on the internet usage table, recording 17,671,405 subscribers surfing the net with its network in January.
The data revealed that Globacom gained a total of 532,085 additional internet users on its network, up from 17,139,320 users in December 2014. Airtel Nigeria came third on the table with 14,969,924 internet users in January, as against 14,371,987 customers recorded in December. The data showed that internet users on the Airtel Nigeria network also increased by 597,937 in January.
It disclosed that Etisalat was last on the table with 10,078,388 of its customers browsing the internet in January, compared to the 6,194,758 users in December, an increase of 3,883,630 users.