According to recent data released by NCC on internet subscribers for the month of February, Nigerian internet service providers lost 1,275,573 users. MTN was the biggest loser with a colossal loss of 714,700 subscribers.
Etisalat comes in second place losing 267,285 internet users, followed by Airtel with 149,801 users. It was no surprise Globacom suffered the least as they have the cheapest data plans in the country with a loss of 143,787 internet subscribers.
The publication by NCC also revealed the number of internet users on both GSM (2G) and CDMA (3G) networks dropped from 91,304,755 in January to 90,029,182 in February. Out of the 90,029,182 internet users in February, 89,998,873 were on 2G networks while 30,309 were on 3G networks – It’s still actually a surprise to me that most internet users in Nigeria prefer the 2G network over 3G.
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There has been complaints by MTN internet subscribers recently as to the poor network, hence the reason for the massive drop in number of subscribers. Glo has the cheapest data plans and continues to improve on the speed of their services; no surprises the suffered the least as well.