July 19, 2024
UPDATED: Nigeria’s top 3 GSM operators by market share
UPDATED: Nigeria’s top 3 GSM operators by market share
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UPDATED: Nigeria’s top 3 GSM operators by market share

By Eyo Nsima

MTN, Globacom and Airtel have emerged as the top three GSM operators in Nigeria by market share in October 2022, according to the latest Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC data.

In its data – Subscriber/Operator Data – obtained by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, MTN leads others with 83,271,892 or 38.85 percent while Globacom and Airtel followed with 59,637,842 or 27.82 percent and 58,669,071 or 27.37 percent respectively.

However, 9Mobile came last with 12,771,293 or 5.96 percent.

About MTN

In a report obtained by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, from its website, MTN, stated that, “From the very first phone call, made at Maritime House Apapa on May 16, 2001, we’ve been facilitating connections that matter. The continued support and patronage of our customers have made our growth and success possible. Today, MTN Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest providers of communications services, connecting approximately 69 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world.  Our leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant since its launch in 2001.

“Our vision is to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers and our purpose is to make Nigerian lives a whole lot BRIGHTER by delivering relevant, accessible, high-quality telecommunications solutions that put them in control.

“We believe everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. Guided by the philosophy of shared prosperity, we believe that the success and growth of our business is tied to the well-being and success of the communities in which we operate.

“A proudly Nigerian company, we are committed to the growth of the economy and the progress of our people. We understand that with real access and support, there is nothing Nigerians cannot achieve. Over the years, we have borne witness to the innovation, drive, and resilience that is at the heart of Nigeria. The opportunity to play a role in the nation’s evolution has been our privilege and greatest achievement.

“MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group, which operates in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. We have done beautiful things together and there is still much more to be done. If the last decade and more have taught us anything, it is how much we can achieve when we work together. We are certain that we will continue to make headlines together in the years ahead.”

About Glo

In another report obtained from its website, Glo stated: “At Globacom we hold our vision with very high esteem. This keeps us moving forward and pushes us to be the best while propelling us into the future. This vision is about you. We have soared high in our aspiration to build Africa’s biggest and best telecommunications network with millions of subscribers in Nigeria and Ghana.

“We have made history as the first single company to build a high-capacity sub marine fibre-optic cable, popularly known as Glo-1, the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria; with the attendant high increases in internet speeds and download rates with resultant significant improvements in online technologies.

“We further recommend and encourage you to join Globacom, share in our vision and commitment to providing telecoms solutions that make our lives easier and better.”

About Airtel

The company also stated that, “Airtel Networks Limited is a leading telecommunications services provider with headquarters in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top three mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 50 million as of December 2019. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, Home Broadband and enterprise services.

“Airtel Networks Limited is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc, a Pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa. Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel. Its product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless voice and data services and mobile commerce through ‘Airtel Money’. Airtel Africa had over 110 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2020.

“Airtel Networks Limited is intensely interested and committed to supporting laudable causes through its Corporate Social Investment initiatives in Nigeria. Leveraging on its award-winning Touching Lives programme, Adopt-a-School initiative and Employee Volunteer Scheme, it has invested both financial and material resources to assist many communities as well as uplift underprivileged people across Nigeria. Its various CSR initiatives have directly and indirectly impacted Nigerians in the various communities where it operates.”

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