By Chioma Iruke
Nigeria recorded a 0.21% decline in the number of internet subscriptions from 140.5 million in May 2021, to 140.2 million in June, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
The internet subscription report released by the commission is a combination of Mobile (GSM), fixed wired line and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies.
According to the report from NCC website, Mobile subscription dropped to 139,814,913 in June, compared to 140,132,128 in May; fixed-wired line increased to 12,188 from 12,158 and VoIP was 348,068 in June, when compared to 344,204 in May.
Also, broadband penetration had a slight increase to 39.97% in June, from 39.59% the previous month. Broadband subscription increased slightly to 76,289,063 from 75,569,442 of the previous month.
I January 2021, Nigeria saw the highest penetration of 42.93%, but has seen a slip in broadband, following recent government policy of linking National Identity Number to SIM cards.