Glo Adds 400,000 Sub­scribers in One Month

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Globa­com’s sub­scriber fig­ure moved up by over 400,000 in April, ac­cord­ing to lat­est tele­com in­dus­try re­port re­leased by the Nige­rian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (NCC), the tele­coms in­dus­try reg­u­la­tor.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port pub­lished on the web­site of NCC, Globa­com’s sub­scriber fig­ure rose from 39,042,979 in March to 39,523,811 in April, show­ing an in­crease of 480,832 cus­tomers.

The new sta­tis­tics re­con­firms Globa­com as the sec­ond largest telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions op­er­a­tor in the coun­try with 25 per cent share of the mar­ket. The net­work’s sub­scriber base has since Jan­uary this year con­tin­ued its up­ward tra­jec­tory, ris­ing from 38,169,780 at the end of De­cem­ber, 2017, to 38,228,018 in Jan­uary. It moved from 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.

A look at how the na­tional op­er­a­tor fared in the last one year showed that it grew its sub­scriber base by 2.25 mil­lion, as the cus­tomer base rose from 37,270,100 in April, 2017, to 39,523,811 in April, 2018.

Globa­com’s in­creas­ing sub­scriber base is said to be a re­sult of the sev­eral at­trac­tive and user-friendly pack­ages which of­fer a lot of ap­peal to pre­paid and post­paid phone users, thus mak­ing its ser­vices the most ac­ces­si­ble and most af­ford­able.

Also, from the fig­ures re­leased by NCC, 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). How­ever, GSM lines re­mained dom­i­nant with 238.1 mil­lion con­nec­tions in March and 238.03 mil­lion in April.

How­ever, ac­tive tele­phone lines in the coun­try rose from 148.6 mil­lion in March to 160.1 mil­lion lines at the end of April.

L-R: Direc­tor, Sickle Cell Foun­da­tion of Nige­ria, Ayo Otaigbe; Head, Hu­man Re­source Re­cruit­ment/ CSR & Sus­tain­abil­ity, Fidelity Bank Plc, Chris Nnakwe; Chair­per­son, Coali­tion of Sickle cell NGOs, Toyin Ades­ola; and Prod­uct Man­ager, e-Bank­ing, Fidelity Bank, Daniel Azike, dur­ing a me­dia brief­ing on sickle cell sen­si­ti­sa­tion in La­gos…re­cently

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