Sokoto Is Fastest Mobile Subscriber Per State – NBS

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Sokoto is leading other states as the fastest year-on-year growth in the number of mobile internet subscribers per state in Nigeria.

Yobe, and Kano State are the other northern states that recorded the fastest year-on-year growth in the number of mobile internet subscribers.

This was contained in the Telecommunications Report by states for the Q3 2020 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

According to NBS, Sokoto recorded a massive jump of 54.1 percent in the number of mobile internet subscribers to 2.9 million as at Q3 2020 from 1.9 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.

Yobe State closely followed with a 51.3% growth from 1.3 million to 2.01 million subscribers, while Kano State recorded an increase of 47.6% to 10.3 million internet subscribers.

According to the data from the NBS, the total number of internet subscribers in Nigeria as at the third quarter of 2020 is 151.5 million.

This represents 5.48% increase when compared to 143.6 million recorded in the previous quarter and 23.02% increase when compared to 123.2 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.

Meanwhile, Lagos, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Abuja are top on the list of highest internet customers.

Lagos State

  • Subscribers – 19 million
  • YoY growth – 12.64%

Kano State

  • Subscribers – 10.3 million
  • YoY growth – 47.56%

Ogun State

  • Subscribers – 8.8 million
  • YoY growth – 17.46%

Oyo State

  • Subscribers – 7.9 million
  • YoY growth – 26.12%

Abuja

  • Subscribers – 6.8 million
  • YoY growth – 19.89%
Internet subscribers by GSM companies
  • MTN continues to lead with 64.4 million subscribers, representing 42% of the entire internet subscribers. Meanwhile, Glo recorded the fastest year-on-year growth of 33.2%.
  • MTN – 64.35 million
  • Airtel – 40.31 million
  • Glo – 39.13 million
  • (Nairaland)