Lagos Leads List of Top States as Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Rise By 0.62% In One Year Hit 145.85 Million

Lagos Leads List of Top States as Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Rise By 0.62% In One Year Hit 145.85 Million

  • Nigeria has witnessed a massive increase in the number of Nigerian internet subscribers using different service providers
  • The NCC on Tuesday, 27 June 2022 revealed that not less than 145.85 Million active subscribers are on telecommunications networks
  • The communications body said that this is an 0.62 per cent improvement when compared to the figure it stood the previous

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that there are 169,104,830 active subscribers on the telecommunications networks in November 2018, indicating an increase of 3.86 million since October.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed this on Tuesday in its telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet, Porting and Tariff Information report for the first quarter of 2022, published on its website

According to NBS, Internet subscribers in Nigeria increased marginally by 0.62% year-on-year to 145.85 million as of March 2022 compared to 144.95 million subscribers recorded as of the corresponding period of 2021.

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NCC publishes data on Nigeria's internet subscription
Umar Garba Danbatta of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Credit: NCC
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Lagos State stood top for active internet subscriptions recorded at 17,839,569, followed by Ogun with 8,538,812 and Kano with 8,364,587.

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While on the other hand, Bayelsa had the least with 1,043,059, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,230,081 and 1,373,888 respectively.

MTN Nigeria, Glo, and Airtel led the list of telcos with the highest internet customer base with 60.7 million, 39.57 million, and 39.4 million subscribers respectively, Nairametrics reports also added.

Snapshot of the highest internet subscribers list

  • Lagos State – 17.84 million
  • Ogun State – 8.54 million
  • Kano State – 8.36 million
  • Oyo State – 7.52 million
  • Abuja – 7.11 million

Voice call subscribers based in Nigeria

NBS also noted that In Q1 2022, a total of 199,558,540 active voice subscribers were recorded compared to 192,413,613 in Q1 2021.

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This represents a 3.71% rise in voice subscriptions Year-on-Year.

On state analysis, Lagos had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q1 2022 with 24,226,878, followed by Kano with 11,666,630 and Ogun with 11,537,006, while Bayelsa had the least with 1,445,123, followed by Ekiti with 1,786,160.

List of 5G compatible phones as Nigeria set to roll out services in August

Meanwhile, in another report, the Federal government of Nigeria has announced plans to begin the rollout of 5G network in the country

The roll-out will begin in August which will be exactly 8 months after the NCC the spectrum auction provided insight on compatible phones for the expected 5G network to be rollout on Mafab communication and MTN Nigeria.


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