Just in: Airtel leaves behind Globacom, becomes Nigeria’s second largest network

The second-largest telecommunications service provider position in Nigeria has been taken from Globacom by Airtel Nigeria.

Airtel

Airtel

Airtel gained a total of 906,400 customers in July to become second, according to a report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), obtained by TheCable.

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Airtel currently has 123,327 subscribers more than Globacom that has occupied the position for years.

In total, there are now 174,668,626 active GSM lines in the country.

In the month under review, MTN gained 1,379 new subscribers with another 118,442 subscribers from Visafone, a CDMA network it acquired.

Globacom gained 118,087 new subscribers to reach a total of 46,713,068 GSM users while 9mobile was the only operator that lost subscribers.

Details later:

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