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Nigeria Now Has 146 Million Active Phone Lines Says Communications Commission



The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Sunday said the active lines in the nation’s telecommunications industry stood at 146,561,744 in May.

The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data.

Active lines in Nigeria were 145,476,326 for the month of April. The figure increased by 1,085,418 in May, the NCC said.

According to the data, 144,386,841 of the 146,561,744 active numbers subscribe to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services.

The GSM operators increased their active customers by 1,329,607 as against the 143,057,234 subscribers they recorded in April.

The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 1,993,278 active users in May, indicating a decline of 241,024 from the 2,234,302 customers they had in April.

Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers reduced to 181,625 in May, after losing the 3,165 customers they recorded from the 184,790 data for April.

The chart revealed that the Tele-density of the country’s telecommunications industry increased to 104.69 per cent in May, from 103.91 per cent in the month of April.

NAN reports that the Tele-density statistics measure the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services, as determined from the subscriber base.

Nigeria’s Tele-density is currently calculated by the NCC on a population of 140 million people.

NAN also reports that there was an increase of 0.78 per cent in the Tele-density of Nigeria in May.


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