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NCC report declares Glo favourite internet service provider

In a new report by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) Globacom has been reconfirmed as market leader in new internet subscriber acquisition just a few weeks after a report on the regulator’s website revealed Globacom to be in the lead.
Globacom consolidated its lead in new subscriber acquisition as indicated in the regulator’s website which showed the latest internet subscription of the four major service providers in the final quarter of 2015.
In a breakdown of the figures by NCC, only Globacom recorded an increase in its internet subscriber base in the last quarter of 2015. The network had 23,285,454 internet users in October, 24,952,559 in November and 25,082,066 in December, which is an addition of 3.2m new internet subscribers in the quarter.
MTN, Airtel and Etisalat shed internet uses during the period. At the end of December, MTN had 39,924,737 dropping from a total of 41,835,294 internet subscribers at the beginning of October 2015, a loss of almost 2million customers.
Airtel also lost about 900,000 internet subscribers, dropping from 17,730,955 internet customers at the beginning of the quarter to 16,835,952 in December. Etisalat was worst hit by the trend with a loss of 408,282 internet customers, having begun the quarter with 15,598,070 data and ended it with 15,189,788.
Last month, Globacom gained the highest number of internet subscribers in September 2015, with more than one million new users on its network as seen on the website of NCC. The addition upped Globacom’s internet subscribers from 20,765,379 in August to 21,896, 229 data users the next month showing a difference of 1,130,850. The figure is a far departure from the cumulative figure of MTN, Airtel and Etisalat which had a total of 716,450 new internet subscribers in September 2015.
Globacom distinguished itself from other networks by further growing its data subscriber base in the last quarter, a feat which signifies an improved internet service delivery.
It will be recalled that Globacom, in the last one year, announced that it had invested hugely to significantly upgrade its data network. The upgrade was complemented by its extensive nationwide optic fibre infrastructure linked to its Glo 1 submarine cable which connects Nigeria to Europe, America and the rest of the world.
Many more attractive and affordable internet packages abound in the network which appeals to data subscribers. These include Free Tomorrow, Bumper Data, Campus Booster, Twin Bash and Weekend and Night packages.
Free Tomorrow calculates all the value of airtime a subscriber uses in a day for internet services, phone calls and SMS, doubles the value and credits the subscriber’s phone by 12 midnight with the value, while Campus Booster is a special data plan that allows students and others on campus to get up to eight times more data value whenever they use their Glo lines on campuses.
In the Bumper Data Offer, subscribers get 1.5G for just N1000 and 4.5G for N2500. Similarly, a N3,000 data plan gives subscribers 6GB data valid for one month, while a N4000 data plan gives 9GB data plan valid for a month.
Also, Twin Bash offers subscribers the facility of recharging data directly from recharge cards in denominations of N200 to N5000. A customer who recharges with N200 gets 200 MB of data worth N800 and N200 worth of airtime free for voice calls. The Twin Bash recharge, which is the best deal for voice and data in Nigeria, can be subscribed to by dialing *223*pin#. The Twin Bash offer is also available on the N500, N1000 and N5000 data recharge plans.

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