The number of people using the internet in Nigeria inching close to 100 million.

There were 98.3 million users, as at December 2017. This is a slight increase from about 95 million in November.

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, which released the data in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December 2017, Airtel, MTN and Glo gained more internet subscribers during the month in review.

Specifically, the data showed that overall, internet users increased by 98,391,456 in December from 94,818,553 in November showing an increase 3, 572,903.

The data breakdown revealed that MTN gained the most with 2,642,666, new internet users increasing its subscription in December to 36,069,597, from 33,426,931 in November.

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It showed that 9mobile lost 68,341 internet users in December decreasing its subscription to 11,338,839 million as against November when it recorded 11,407,180.

It said Airtel gained the most with 911,040 new internet users in December amounting to 23,985,203 users as against 23,074,163 users in November.

The data further showed that Globacom also gained 87,538 new users in December as the figure recorded was 26,997,817 as against 26,910,279  in November.

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