By Bakare Idris
The Nigeria telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, received an additional boost to its subscriber base as over 400,000 new customers joined the network in the month of April.
Following the industry report released by the telecoms regulators, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) indicates that Globacom grew its subscriber figure by over 400,000 in the month of April.
With the new statistics, Globacom retains its position as the second largest telecommunications operator in the country with 25 percent share of the market, having added 1.36 million more subscribers to its network this year. The network’s subscriber base has since last January continued its upward movement, rising from 38,169,780 at the end of December, 2017 to 38,228,018 in January, 38,423,184 in February, 39,042,979 in March and 39,523,811 in April. This indicates that Glo has so far added 1.36 million more subscribers to its network this year.
Another cursory appraisal of the company’s performance in the last one year showed that it grew its subscriber base by 2.25 million, as the customer base grew from 37,270,100 in April, 2017, to 39,523,811 in April, 2018.
Industry watchers say Globacom’s growing customer base is premised on the attractive and user-friendly packages which give a lot of benefits to prepaid and postpaid phone users, thereby making its products and services the most competitive and accessible.
Figures from the NCC report further show that connected telephone lines in the country reduced marginally from 242.6 million in March to 242.53 million in April. These include GSM, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Fixed Wired/Wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). In the same vein, GSM lines remained dominant with 238.1 million connections in March and 238.03 million in April.
Cumulatively, active telephone lines across the networks in Nigeria grew from 148.6 million in March to 160.1 million lines at the end of April.