ctive internet subscribers in Nigeria have hit 151 million while active voice subscribers have topped 206 million, according to telecoms data for Q2 2022 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Abuja on Sunday.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the actual figures for active internet subscribers stood at 151,332,090 while that of active voice subscribers stood at 206,449,125 for the quarter under review.
According to the NBS, the 206,449,125 active voice subscribers recorded in the quarter is an increase compared to 187,611,501 recorded in Q2 2021, representing a 10.4 per cent rise on a year-on-year basis.
On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the report showed that growth stood at 3.45 per cent, an increase from the 199,558,540 active voice subscribers recorded in Q1.
According to the report, active internet subscribers increased to 151,332,090 from 140,175,169 reported in Q2 2021.
“This indicates a growth rate of 7.96 per cent on a year-on-year basis. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, growth stood at 3.76 per cent,” the report reads.
On state analysis, the report also showed Lagos had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q2 with 25,002,808, followed by Kano with 12,499,401 and Ogun with 12,288,042.
The report showed that Bayelsa recorded the least with 1,530,739, followed by Ekiti with 1,775,647, and Ebonyi with 1,840,443.
The report showed that Lagos State stood top with active internet subscribers recorded at 18,441,791, followed by Kano with 9,255,299 and Ogun with 9,151,148.
“Also, Bayelsa had the least with 1,126,076, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1,319,005 and 1,380,154, respectively,” the report stated.
It showed that MTN had the highest share of subscriptions in Q2.