Glo Retains Leadership Position in New Data Subscribers 


In yet another confirmation of its leadership status in the data segment of the telecoms industry, the data grandmasters, Globacom, has once again beaten other operators to the top position in the area of acquisition of new internet subscribers in the month of June, 2016.

This came to light in the latest figures released by the industry regulator for the month of June, in which the company has a total of 26,628,065 internet subscribers up from 26,355,391 in May.

According to the figures, Globacom has added a total of 272,674 new subscribers during the month to its data subscription.

The figure represents a significant increment from the total number of subscribers gained between April and May. Globacom recored 49,124 new subscribers in April.

Globacom was followed by Airtel, which recorded a total of 17,325,423 subscribers in June, up from 17,280,089 in May, which means Airtel added 45,334 new internet subscribers.

On its part, 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, thereby losing a total of 254,511 internet subscribers in one month.

MTN Nigeria also lost a total of 134,609 within the month under review, recording a total of 32,974,177, down from the 33,108,786 internet subscribers that the operator had in May.

With the industry total gain standing at 318, 008 new internet subscribers, out of which Globacom alone had 272,674, the operator gained about 86 percent of the total internet subscriber acquisitions in the industry in the month of June.

The sustained growth Globacom made in new internet subscribers acquisition is attributable to the innovative products and services the company has introduced in recent times. One of such is Jollific8 which gives subscribers eight times the value of their recharge.