Glo Steals A Large Chunk Of Internet Subscribers From MTN, Others

Glo has proven once again that it is the fastest growing network in Nigeria. According to a report on the Nigeria Communications Commission’s official website, Glo gained the most internet subscribers in the 4th quarter of 2015.

The number of Glo internet subscribers has been on the rise steadily since Q3 2015. A recent NCC report shows that MTN, Airtel and Etisalat are still losing subscribers to the growing network. Image: Don Caprio / Geek NG

The company took the lead and gained more customers than any other operator in the country. As seen in the report, Glo’s closest rival, MTN, appears to be losing more internet subscribers to Glo. Not only that, every other GSM network operator lost large chunks of internet subscribers to Glo.

Between August 2015 to December 2015, internet subscribers on the MTN network went down from 41.4 million to 39.9 million. The South African company lost about 1.5 million subscribers. Within this time too, Airtel lost 659,062 internet subscribers and Etislat lost 351,221 subscribers.

Only Glo recorded a massive growth. In total, Glo gained 4.3 million subscribers within this same period.  With this exponential growth, it’s obvious more people are leaving other network providers to subscribe to Glo internet service.

This growth may be attributed to the company’s innovative decisions when it comes to affordable data plans. For instance, Glo appears to be the only mobile network offering as much as 24gb of data for only 8,000 naira. There are also affordable plans that probably attracted consumers and apparently, the Glo Overload promo did a lot in improving the company’s acceptability.

2016  should be a very interesting year as other telecommunication companies will try to win back subscribers they’ve already lost. This should lead to a further crash in internet subscription cost. MTN recently introduced an unlimited daily data plan and we may see even more as we progress into the year.

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  • Siano

    Nice bro!

  • Siano

    I don’t know how to describe MTN .
    Their Sub was too hiqh na

  • moses dzarmah

    they deserve it..

  • sulaiman abubakar

    good for them all
    atleast we should patronize our own country’s network before investing in others. thumbs up

  • Kayode

    I just subscribe to Glo internet on Friday 12th of February 2016. Saying goodbye to etisalat and co!

  • steve

    glo has even made it cheaper for android fone users to subscribe as low as #200 to get 200mb instead of d usual #1000 to get 260mb from mtn rule ur world

    • Charles

      How did u do that with go line?

  • jethan

    why not liven all network GLO is best believe me shape St and fastest Eva bye co

  • Tony

    Before I was using Airtel data but after knew that Glo offers 200mb for 200 naria I jump in to Glo.
    For MTN it have been a 4month I stopped using their line because of their crimes

  • Charles

    How are you guys doing that with glo line?

  • philip

    the way mtn use to debit me n some pple that know eh; it is outrageous, just for caller tune, they debit me #250 within two days until I ? to warn them that, after that ?, am gonna remove their sim and destroy it for anoda network.
    for me, am happy that 9ja’s network is leading in her country, and with this, am urging u guys to patronize ‘MADE IN 9JA’

  • Yemi

    Since January 2015, I have switched to Glo due to their data plans. Being someone blessed with people, who also want to enjoy the benefits of mobile life, coupled with the fact that I don’t like giving fish but teach how to. Most of my friends are now on Glo primarily for Internet access, and still more to switch to Glo. We all have other networks, for text messages and calls purpose only.

    Someone suggested Glo to me and till date, many have switched to Glo for browsing through this person.

    From my own standpoint, I want to believe Glo, definitely is and will continue to have customers increase, if keep on with better offer. In fact, I saw one recent about boosting your data with #500 to get 1GB.

    Normal researcher, social media and other Internet users will prefer cost reduction.

    Thank you.

  • ababio

    Nice Updates

  • Paul

    Am one of them and that’s because Glo 1k for 3gig BB subscription is working on Android…

  • Eso

    someone should tell me the code to dial when subscribing for #200 =200mb=>,glo