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Airtel Overtakes Globacom To Become Nigeria’s Second Largest Network

Airtel Overtakes Globacom To Become Nigeria’s Second Largest Network
Airtel Nigeria has now moved to become the second largest telecommunication network in the country, overtaking Globacom.
According to a July subscriber data by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel gained a total of about 900,000 customers in July, 2019 to achieve this.
Globacom is 123,327 subscribers lower than Airtel of the over 174,668,626 active GSM lines in the country.

MTN on the other hand gained 1,379 new subscribers with another 118,442 subscribers from Visafone, a CDMA network it acquired.
Globacom gained around 118,087 subscribers reaching a total of 46,713,068 GSM users while the 9mobile was the only network to lose subscribers.
It lost 225,283 subscribers, dropping to 15,739,967 mobile users.
Airtel Overtakes Globacom To Become Nigeria’s Second Largest Network
Talking about the market share, MTN retains the largest share of the market at 37.43% while Airtel remains at 26.81%.
Globacom and 9mobile on the other hand hold 26.74% and 9.01% respectively.

The total number of subscribers on the two Voice over Internet Protocol networks (VoIP) increased from 165,333 users in June to 172,111 active users in July.
Smile Communications network added 6,543 users to stand at 167,555 customers while Ntel added 235 users to stand at 4,556 subscribers.
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